Newark, New Jersey: Kevin Durant had 20 points and a season-high 15 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder stifled the New Jersey Nets on defense in an 84-74 victory on Saturday night.
Playing in his first game since signing a five-year, $80 million contract extension, Russell Westbrook added 21 points and six assists and James Harden had 16 points and nine rebounds off the bench.
Coming off a loss to lowly Washington, Oklahoma City (13-3) limited New Jersey to 31 percent shooting from the field, including 3 of 23 from 3-point range. The Thunder also blocked 10 shots, with Serge Ibaka getting a season-high five.
Kris Humphries had 12 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Nets. Deron Williams and MarShon Brooks had 14 points apiece and Jordan Farmar added 13.