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Rested Thunder throttle weary Jazz 111-85

Updated: 15 February 2012 15:48 IST

James Harden scored 22 points, Kevin Durant added 21 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Utah 111-85 on Tuesday night for their second win against the Jazz in five days.

Rested Thunder throttle weary Jazz 111-85

Oklahoma City:

James Harden scored 22 points, Kevin Durant added 21 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Utah 111-85 on Tuesday for their second win against the Jazz in five days.

In between, NBA-leading Oklahoma City got three days off. Utah embarked on its only back-to-back of the season and finished it with two straight losses.

The well-rested Thunder never trailed and led by at least 12 throughout the second half on their way to an eighth straight win at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, extending the team's longest home winning streak since moving from Seattle in 2008.

Russell Westbrook chipped in 16 points for Oklahoma City, and Serge Ibaka also scored 16 to go with 10 rebounds and six blocks.

Al Jefferson led the Jazz with 15 points and rookie Derrick Favors scored 13.



Topics : Utah Jazz Al Jefferson Cleveland Cavaliers C.J. Miles Gordon Hayward Los Angeles Lakers NBA Kevin Durant
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