Westbrook, Durant power Thunder to win over 76ers

Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:54pm EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - Russell Westbrook set the tone and Kevin Durant finished the job.

The dynamic duo for the Oklahoma City Thunder was brilliant once again as the surging Northwest Division leaders clinched a playoff berth.

Westbrook notched his league-leading 13th triple-double with 20 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised past the Philadelphia 76ers 111-97 on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center.

"I come out and compete every night at a high level and try to keep my energy up for my teammates," Westbrook said. "I think it's fun to see where we're playing the right way. It's fun for our guys to see everybody happy playing the right way."

Durant added 26 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, scoring at least 20 points for the 54th straight game.

"It's just fun playing the right way," Durant said. "We had some nice plays out there. You could tell the crowd was into it. We just like the way we played tonight."

Enes Kanter scored 16 points and Steven Adams had 12 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which improved to 47-22 and won for the third straight time.

The Thunder won their 14th in a row over the 76ers -- their longest streak over any opponent in the league.

Oklahoma City also won its 20th road game, pushing its mark to 20-13.   Continued...

File photo of Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) and guard Russell Westbrook (0) high-five during the final seconds in game four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. May 27, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports