The Nets had been improving offensively ... until Saturday, when they shot 31 percent from the field, 3-for-23 from 3-point range, and turned the ball over 18 times in an ugly 84-74 loss to the Thunder.
Oklahoma City took control with an 11-0 run late in the first quarter and maintained a comfortable lead all night. They shot just 42 percent, but that was good enough, with the Nets unable to score more than 18 points in any of the first three periods.
Deron Williams and Marshon Brooks led the Nets with 14 points apiece, but they combined to shoot 11-for-35. Kris Humphries had 12 points and 16 rebounds, but was just 6-for-17 from the field. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for 41 points for the Thunder.
- Boxscore - NBA.com
- Game Highlights (Video) - NBA.com
- Notebook: Thunder 84, Nets 74 - Jake Appleman - NBA.com
- Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder past Nets - Tom Canavan - AP
- Nets fall to Thunder in first of three straight games - Mike Vornukov - Star-Ledger
- Nets continue losing ways vs. Thunder, but remain confident they'll land Dwight Howard - Stefan Bondy - New York Daily News
Nets' loss to Thunder is built with bricks - Andy Vasquez - The Record
- Rapid Reaction: Thunder 84, Nets 74 - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Kevin Durant, Thunder swat struggling Nets - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Kevin Durant, Thunder swat struggling Nets - ESPN
Nets’ offense on shaky ground in loss to Thunder (Post-game Video Inside) - Gregory Hrinya - Examiner
- NETS Game Center (Game 16) - Ben Couch - New Jersey Nets
- Post Game Plus (Video) - Chris Shearn - YES Network
- From the Booth (Video) - Ryan Ruocco & Mike Fratello - YES Network
Avery Johnson Press Conference (Video) - YES Network
- Westbrook, Harden lighten the load for Durant - Mike Gardner - FOX Sports
- OKC Thunder takes care of business in 84-74 win over New Jersey - Darnell Mayberry - Daily Oklahoman
- Thunder 84, Nets 74 - Thunder Rumblings - Darnell Mayberry - Daily Oklahoman
- THUNDER: Regular Season Recap: Thunder at Nets - Oklahoma City Thunder
Assist of the Night - Deron Williams (Video) - NBA.com