Kevin Durant scored nine of his 18 points in the third quarter, when the Thunder outscored the Nets 31-14 on the way to a 94-85 victory over New Jersey in front of just 5,000 fans.


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored nine of his 18 points in the third quarter, when the Thunder outscored the Nets 31-14 on the way to a 94-85 victory over New Jersey in front of just 5,000 fans.

Icy weather held the Ford Center well below the 18,000-plus who had attended the first 23 home games.

Russell Westbrook had 13 points and eight rebounds, and Jeff Green scored 13 for the Thunder, which led by as many as 30 in the fourth quarter before New Jersey’s reserves rallied to close the gap.

Brook Lopez scored 18 for the Nets. Vince Carter, averaging 21.6 points per game, had just 8 on 2-of-12 shooting. Devin Harris (21.8) scored 10 and was 4-of-17.