Playing their fourth game in five nights, the Oklahoma City Thunder shook off a sluggish start in time to extend their winning streak.
Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 33 points and keyed a fourth-quarter comeback on his 24th birthday as Oklahoma City rallied to beat the winless Detroit Pistons 92-90 Monday night.
The defending Western Conference champions improved to 6-2 with their fifth straight victory.
''We had to find some energy,'' Thunder forward Nick Collison said. ''We were down for three quarters and we found some energy.''
The loss left the Pistons with an 0-8 record, the worst start in franchise history.
''We can't put our heads down. What is this, our seventh game? Eighth?'' said Detroit guard Rodney Stuckey, who led the Pistons with 19 points. ''There's a lot more games. We've just got to keep fighting.''
Westbrook, who also had 10 rebounds and four assists, contributed six points, ...