Behind Kevin Durant’s seventh career triple-double, the OKC Thunder took care of the visiting Atlanta Hawks 107-94 Thursday night.
The four-time scoring champ finished with 25 points, twelve rebounds and ten dimes.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) December 11, 2015
It marked just the second time that both Durant and teammate Russell Westbrook dished out 10 assists in the same game.
Per the AP:
Durant approached this game differently than the Thunder’s loss in Atlanta on Nov. 30. He took four fewer shots and had four more assists than that night. […] “I just try to play the game and make it simple for myself,” he said. “I knew last time they were expecting me to be aggressive and score every time I got the ball, so I tried to switch the game up.”
Russell Westbrook had 23 points and 10 assists. It was just the second time both Durant and Westbrook had at least 10 assists in the same game, and the first time it happened in a win. […] “I think it’s contagious when your top guys do that,” Durant said. “Russell did a great job of setting the tone, and I was able to be aggressive and make some plays.”
Serge Ibaka matched a season high with 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Thunder, who won their third straight. […] Kent Bazemore scored 22 points and Jeff Teague had 18 for the Hawks, who had won their previous two games. Kyle Korver added 12 and Thabo Sefolosha finished with 11.