For most of the second half, the Milwaukee Bucks looked liked they had the Oklahoma City Thunder contained. Then, in a two-minute stretch, Kevin Durant and the Thunder turned a five-point deficit in to a seven-point lead, as Oklahoma City took over down the stretch to pick up a 109-99 road victory.
After falling behind at halftime, the Bucks exploded for 37 third-quarter points to tie the game going in to the fourth quarter. Milwaukee then stretched the lead to five points, keeping the Thunder offense in check for the first half of the the quarter. Then Durant took over, scoring or assisting on the Thunder's next four baskets. Russell Westbrook found Nick Collison for two more buckets to put the game away for the Thunder, giving them a much-needed road victory as they try to keep pace with the San Antonio Spurs for first place in the Western Conference.
Westbrook had one of his most balanced games of the season, recording a triple-double with 23 points, 10 assists and 13 rebounds. Durant finished with 30 points. The win kept the Thunder two games back of the idle Spurs.