Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Kevin Durant scored 18 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder opened a 40-point halftime lead in one of the most lopsided first halves in NBA history on their way to a 114-69 blowout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night. Russell Westbrook had 12 points and 11 assists before he and the rest of Oklahoma City's starters were pulled less than 5 minutes into the second half with the Thunder leading 79-25. Westbrook powered home a right-handed slam to put an exclamation point on the first half and put Oklahoma City up 64-24. It was the fifth-biggest halftime lead in NBA's shot clock era and the largest since Golden State set the record with an 88-41 edge on Sacramento on Nov. 2, 1991, according to STATS. It was the largest blowout ever for Charlotte, which had shown promise with seven early wins -- the same number it had last season while setting an NBA record for futility. Rookie Jeff Taylor scored 10 points to lead the Bobcats, whose worst loss previously was a 112-68 defeat again...
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