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115 - 89 Final
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Durant, Thunder rout Raptors

Mar 20, 2010 - 2:53 AM TORONTO(AP) -- Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder made quick work of the fading Toronto Raptors.

Durant scored 23 of his 31 points in the first half to lead the Thunder to their sixth victory in seven games, 115-89 over the Raptors on Friday night.

Durant was 7 of 16 from the field and 17 of 18 from the free-throw line.

"He's turned into a bona fide superstar in this league," Raptors coach Jay Triano said. "He finds ways to score. He's active. You take one thing away from him, he goes to another."

Jeff Green added 25 points, and Russell Westbrook had 11 points and 10 assists for the Thunder, fifth in the Western Conference at 42-25.

Chris Bosh led Toronto with 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Andrea Bargnani had 15 points. The Raptors, eighth in the Eastern Conference with 15 games left, are 2-10 in their last 12 games and 33-34 overall.

"We didn't respond. We didn't impose our will," Bosh said. "We didn't resist them at all, and you can't do that, because this team is going to play hard and they're going to play their basketball."

Durant scored 23 points in the first half to take a 71-44 lead. Oklahoma City stretched the advantage to 34 in the second half on Green's 3-pointer.

The fans at Air Canada Centre stood and booed as the game ended.

"Teams have tough nights," Durant said. "We've had our tough nights. It happens in our league. I think we came out with a lot of energy today."

NOTES: Bosh had four of Toronto' 19 turnovers. ... Kyle Weaver, recalled recently from Tulsa of the NBA Development League, had 12 points for Oklahoma City.






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    Thunder 115, Raptors 89  FinalMar 20 4:35 AM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OKLAHOMA CITY 39 32 26 18 115
    TORONTO 25 19 21 24 89 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: OKC - KEVIN DURANT 31, JEFF GREEN 25,
    KYLE WEAVER 12
    TOR - CHRIS BOSH 22, ANDREA BARGNANI 15, MARCO
    BELINELLI 12

    Mar 19 9:29 PM


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    END 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OKLAHOMA CITY 39 32 26 97
    TORONTO 25 19 21 65 END 3RD QTR
    HIGH SCORERS AFTER 3RD QUARTER
    OKC - KEVIN DURANT 31, JEFF GREEN 25, RUSSELL
    WESTBROOK 11
    TOR - CHRIS BOSH 22, ANDREA BARGNANI 15, HEDO
    TURKOGLU 5

    Mar 19 8:56 PM
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    #1 Cards Fan Added 5 roots

    Thunder 64, Raptors 43  2nd - 1:02Mar 19 8:11 PM


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    OKLAHOMA CITY 71
    TORONTO 44 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Mar 19 8:11 PM


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    END 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    OKLAHOMA CITY 39 39
    TORONTO 25 25 END 1ST QTR
    HIGH SCORERS AFTER 1ST QUARTER
    OKC - KEVIN DURANT 12, RUSSELL WESTBROOK 7,
    TWO PLAYERS WITH 6
    TOR - ANDREA BARGNANI 13, CHRIS BOSH 6, JOSE
    CALDERON 4

    Mar 19 7:38 PM