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Durant carries Thunder to win over Pistons

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates a shot against the Detroit Pistons in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Photo: Image by AP

Durant carries Thunder to win over Pistons

CREATED Nov 9, 2013

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Kevin Durant had 37 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to propel the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 119-110 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

Rookie Steven Adams played a key role for Oklahoma City, dominating inside when Detroit's post players were in foul trouble. Adams finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook scored 20 points despite missing 14 of his 19 field-goal attempts.

Josh Smith finished with 25 points for Detroit before fouling out, while Greg Monroe (20 points, 15 rebounds) and Brandon Jennings (22 points, 11 assists) added double-doubles.

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