Durant gets triple-double in 119-74 Thunder rout over the Hornets

Durant gets triple-double in 119-74 Thunder rout over the Hornets

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - FEBRUARY 27: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reaches for a jump-ball against the New Orleans Hornets on February 27, 2013 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 10:36 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 28 at 7:41 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 29 points, Kevin Durant recorded his third career triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder finished a perfect three-game homestand by routing the short-handed New Orleans Hornets 119-74 on Wednesday night.

Durant had 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as Oklahoma City finished a dominant four-game sweep of the season series against New Orleans, which was without starters Anthony Davis (shoulder) and Eric Gordon (knee). The Thunder led by at least 29 in three of the four meetings this season,

With the Thunder firmly in control, Durant made a clear bid for the triple-double. He got the assist on five straight Thunder baskets in the third quarter, grinning widely at the bench after his ninth assist. He and the rest of the starters exited soon after.

Ryan Anderson started in place of Davis and led New Orleans with 14 points.

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