Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/24/12
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 Sixers with a season-high 29 points and 15 rebounds. Evan Turner added 26 points. Durant shot as many free throws as the Sixers (17). For the game, the Thunder attempted 37 foul shots. The Thunder, who lost in Boston on Friday while the Sixers had been off since Wednesday, led by as many as 10 points in the first half. They took advantage of a 1-for-10 Sixers' shooting stretch and the efforts of Westbrook (17 points) and Durant (eight). The Sixers trailed 50-49 at intermission. Jason Richardson had 13 points and Thaddeus Young 12 for the Sixers. The Thunder shot 12 free throws to two for the Sixers in the opening two quarters.
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