Durant made 11-of-17 shots from the field and blocked four shots. The Thunder joined Chicago as the first 10-game winners in the NBA this season. Chicago reached that plateau Wednesday with a victory over Washington.
Oklahoma City had a three-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, and then inched ahead while taking advantage of the Hornets' struggles from long range. New Orleans made only 1-of-16 from beyond the 3-point arc.