For just the second time, the Nets lost at the Barclays Center, as Oklahoma City Thunder made their one trip to Brooklyn and came away with the 117-111 victory. The Thunder shot the lights out, hitting 60 percent from the floor, 50 percent from three-point range, and 88 percent from the line. Despite OKC's impressive evening on the offensive end, the Nets still hung close and pushed it to the final minute. But the defending Western Conference Champs got the stops when they needed them, and Thabo Sefolosha iced it with a put-back bucket with 36 seconds remaining.
Kevin Durant led the Thunder's strong shooting night and finished with a team-high 32 points. Durant was perfect from the free-throw line, as the prolific scorer tallied his big night with just 16 attempts from the field. The Nets, who have some respectable wing defenders, simply had no answers for Durant, who is impossible to stop when he's playing that efficiently on the offensive end. Russell Westbrook added 25 points and nine assists.
The Nets made 14 three-pointers and had five players in double figures, but it wasn't enough to keep up. Deron Williams had a game-high 33 points, while both Andray Blatche and Kris Humphries put up double-doubles on the interior. With Brook Lopez out, Humphries and Blatche crashed the glass and were the main reason why the Nets finished with 16 offensive boards. But those extra chances still could not yield enough to answer the shooting on the other end, as the Thunder became the first team to reach 15 wins in the NBA.