OKLAHOMA CITY, March 21 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant
reached the 30-point mark for the first time in eight games Wednesday and carried Oklahoma City to a 114-91 romp over the Los Angeles Clippers.
It was the 18th time this season Durant has turned in a 30-point performance, a season-long effort that has put him second on the NBA's scoring list behind the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant.
Durant made 10-of-18 from the field and all 11 of his free throw attempts, which helped give the Thunder a 17-point lead heading into the fourth quarter.
Russell Westbrook added 19 points for Oklahoma City. Derek Fisher had five points after signing a free-agent contract with the Thunder earlier in the day.
During the past week Fisher has been traded away by the Los Angeles Lakers, with whom he has spent most of his 16 NBA seasons, and then cut by the Houston Rockets.
Los Angeles was led by Randy Foye with 23 points. Blake Griffin made just 3-of-11 shots and scored a mere seven points.
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