Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/12/12
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Russell Westbrook celebrated his 24th birthday with a late-game flourish. Westbrook scored 14 of his game-high 33 points in the fourth quarter, lifting the weary Oklahoma City Thunder to a 92-90 victory over the winless Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills Monday night. Playing for the fourth time in five nights, the Thunder wiped out an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit and extended its winning streak to five games. Oklahoma City has won eight straight over the Pistons. "Early on, he missed a few easy ones but he kept going," said Kevin Durant, who had 26 points. "His pace was way better in the second half and he kept us in the game. In the fourth quarter, he opened it up for me to get some points and we got a good win." Oklahoma City shot just 37 percent for the game but made all 18 of its free throws in the fourth. "There's a lot of games where we don't play well, but there's very few where we don't play hard," Thunder coach Scott Brooks...
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