Originally written November 24, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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PHILADELPHIA -- Kevin Durant scored 29 of his game-high 37 points in the second half to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Philadelphia 76ers, 116-109 in overtime Saturday night. After having just eight points in the first half, Durant tallied 15 in the third period to key a 35-point period for Scott Brooks' Thunder. Northwest Division-leading Oklahoma City improved to 4-2 on the road while the Sixers dropped to 4-4 at home. Oklahoma City shot 4-for-5 from 3-point range in overtime after going just 2-for-16 from downtown in regulation. In what Sixers coach Doug Collins billed as the "Battle of UCLA" point guards before the game, Russell Westbrook (30 points, nine assists, five rebounds) was the clear winner over former Bruin Jrue Holiday (six points, 13 assists, three rebounds). The second half followed a pattern similar to the first in that the Thunder would take an eight- to 13-point lead and the Sixers would close the gap. Thaddeus Young paced the Six...
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