The final score of the game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Washington Wizards was never in doubt past halftime. The Thunder took a 21-point halftime lead and eventually won the game, 116-89.
The Thunder move to 43-23 on the season and maintain their lead in the Northwest Division. The Wizards fall to 16-49, and have now suffered their 16th defeat of the season by 18 or more points.
Kevin Durant led the way with 32 points, most of which came in the first three quarters as he got a nice, long break. Russell Westbrook added 18 points, and Daequan Cook scored 18 on the strength of 6-9 shooting from behind the three-point line. Overall, the Thunder hit 12-21 from behind the arc, most of those coming from clean looks.
Trevor Booker had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Wizards, while JaVale McGee and John Wall added 14 apiece.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are scoring at will on the Washington Wizards. Led by 17 points from Kevin Durant, the Thunder lead the Wizards 68-47 at halftime.
The Thunder took control in the second quarter, outscoring the Wizards 35-23 after ending the first quarter with a nine-point lead. The Thunder are shooting 50 percent from the field and have also hit 50 percent of their threes. Russell Westbrook added 14 points and seven assists, and Daequan Cook hit three three-pointers in the second quarter to spur the Thunder.
Trevor Booker leads the Wizards with 11 points on just five shots, while JaVale McGee added10 points and four blocks, though he mixed in his typical poor help defense and mind-boggling inability to stay down on pump fakes. John Wall has eight points on eight shots, but also had four turnovers as he struggled to deal with the speed of Westbrook on both ends.
It didn't take long for Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder to get going in their game against the Washington Wizards. Durant has nine points already as the Thunder lead 33-24 after one quarter.
Oklahoma City scored the first eight points of the game, controlling the pace of the game and forcing Flip Saunders to call an early timeout. The stretch included a beautiful spin move and dunk by Serge Ibaka, who made JaVale McGee look absolutely silly. The Wizards rallied a little bit late to cut the margin to single digits.
Durant leads Oklahoma City with nine, while Russell Westbrook has eight points despite shooting 3-9. Kendrick Perkins has a team-high five rebounds in his first game with the Thunder, but went back to the locker room after a short stretch. Nick Young and Trevor Booker have six points to lead the Wizards. John Wall, meanwhile, has four points, three rebounds and three assists.
For the Thunder, center Kendrick Perkins will play in his first game since coming over in a trade deadline deal from the Boston Celtics. Thunder coach Scott Brooks said he will start, and will have no minutes restriction. Perkins had been sidelined for the past couple weeks with a strained MCL, an injury that he initially suffered with the Boston Celtics. The Thunder had been playing Nazr Mohammed at center with him sidelined.