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Oklahoma City cut the deficit to 47-45 after a 13-3 spurt was finished off by Durant's dunk with 2:27 remaining in the first half. Serge Ibaka (seven points) and Westbrook (four) accounted for the rest of that run for the Thunder.
NOTES: Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks was asked if the Lakers' surprise hiring of Mike D'Antoni as coach would affect how the Thunder viewed their Western Conference rivals. "That doesn't change how we look at them at all," Brooks said before the game. "We focus on our team and our development and how it plays out." ... Maxiell blocked two of Durant's shots. He stopped a dunk attempt late in the first half and swatted a layup out of bounds with a little more than 3 minutes left in the third quarter. ... G-F Corey Maggette (left calf strain) was inactive for Detroit.
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