Posted April 06, 2013 on AP on Fox
Kevin Durant overcame a bruised left calf to score 34 points and Russell Westbrook added 24 points, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 97-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday. Oklahoma City (56-20) has won three straight to move into a tie with San Antonio for the top seed in the Western Conference. The win capped an impressive back-to-back sweep for the Thunder, who beat the Spurs on Thursday night. They arrived at the team hotel in Indy on Friday at about 4 a.m., then went out and prevented the Pacers from clinching their first Central Division title in nine years. But the Pacers (48-28) can clinch the title with a win Saturday at Washington. Indiana, which had its five-game win streak ended, was led by Roy Hibbert with 22 points and David West with 17. Durant scored the first six points in a 9-0 run, turning a 72-67 lead into an 81-67 cushion. And when it looked as if the Pacers might rally midway through the quarter, Durant closed off that charge, too, with back...
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