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November 19, 2012

Thunder top Warriors in home return



Martin came off the bench to chip in with 23 as he knocked in five of seven from behind the arc to give him 11 in the past two games. The team shot 65 percent (13 of 20) from long range.

Stephen Curry led the way for Golden State with 22 points on nine-of-17 shooting. Lee had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Westbrook began the game firing from all over the court. With Curry guarding him, Westbrook was able to get any jump shot he wanted and was able to post up the smaller Curry.

Offensively, the Thunder continued the crisp pass it had started Friday in New Orleans. It had 17 of their 31 assists in the first half.

Oklahoma City stretched its lead to 14 points late in the second quarter. But baskets by Carl Landry and a couple of free throws from Lee cut the gap to single digits.

The Thunder stemmed the tide when Durant drained a 3-pointer and Westbrook threw down a ferocious fastbreak dunk in the final seconds of the half to give them a 59-46 lead.

“I don’t remember who it was on,” Westbrook said. “But I ain’t dunked in a while, so I just wanted to let people know I still can do it.”

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