Thunder roll into Palace, out with win

12:30 AM, Nov 9, 2013   |    comments
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(DETROIT FREE PRESS) - The Thunder used a 17-2 run in the second half to take control of a tight game tonight against the Pistons and they eventually took a 119-110 decision at the Palace.

Kevin Durant scored six of his game-high 37 points during the run as the Thunder (4-1) extended their winning streak against the Pistons to nine games.

The last time the Pistons beat the Thunder came in the 2008-09 season before Durant became, you know, Durant.

The run gave the Thunder an 86-76 lead. The Pistons (2-3) made several runs, but Durant did enough to keep the Pistons at bay.

It was a quiet night for Thunder standout Russell Westbrook (20 points), but rookie center Steven Adams hurt the Pistons with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Josh Smith had 25 points and eight rebounds before fouling out. Greg Monroe added 20 points and 15 rebounds.

The Pistons now take their 19-game road losing streak against Western Conference opponents to Portland on Monday night for the first of a four-game trip.

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