Sixers had no answer for Durant, Thunder
Michael Carter-Williams had just eight points on 4-for-13 shooting in the Sixers' 103-91 loss to Oklahoma City. (USA Today Images)
Kevin Durant recorded the fifth triple-double of his career to help the Thunder overpower the Sixers 103-91 on Saturday night (see story).
Here are a few numbers and notes from the game:
· James Anderson led the Sixers with 19 points on 7-for-16 shooting. Anderson has scored in double-digits in seven of the last 11 games and is shooting 52.9 percent over that span.
· The Sixers pulled down 19 offensive rebounds, with Lavoy Allen and Thad Young grabbing six apiece. Going into the game, the Thunder led the NBA in defensive rebounds.
· The Thunder blocked eight shots against the Sixers, with Serge Ibaka leading the way with five. The Sixers have had eight shots blocked in 20 games this season.
· The Sixers forced 20 turnovers. However, they are 4-7 when they force the opposition to commit at least 20 turnovers.
· Thad Young had a career-high eight steals with 13 points and 10 rebounds. With Young leading the way, the Sixers had 15 steals for the fourth time this year. The last time the Sixers had at least 15 steals in four games in a season was 2002-03.
· Durant is the sixth player since 1990 to score 30-plus in 10 straight games. Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, Tracy McGrady and Kobe Bryant also have pulled off the feat. Durant is averaging 38. 2 points per game over his last 10.
· Durant’s triple-double was his second of the season and 18th in the NBA this season. Six of the 18 triple-doubles have occurred at the Wells Fargo Center.
· The Sixers missed 23 shots in the paint (27 for 50) and missed 23 three-pointers (4 for 27).