Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder over 76ers (AP)
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—On a night when Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook were missing more shots than usual, the All-Star duo did the little things to win.
Durant scored eight of his 23 points down the stretch and Westbrook had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 92-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.
James Harden added 16 points as the NBA-leading Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter and won their sixth straight game.
Durant and Westbrook combined to shoot just 36.8 percent (14 of 38), but Durant made a clutch steal late and Westbrook had seven offensive rebounds, including a key one in the final seconds.
“That kid is an amazing athlete,” Thunder coach Scott Brooks said of Westbrook. “He’s dynamic and that last rebound was huge. That’s our guy. He’s so good, you kind of get used to him making plays like that.”