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NBA scores: Oklahoma City grabs 2-game lead in Northwest with weekend victories

The Oklahoma City Thunder took care of both New Orleans and Golden State over the weekend to reach 8-3 on the young season.

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Following a tough 10-point loss to Memphis during the week, the Oklahoma City Thunder responded by picking up a pair of key wins over the weekend to improve their lead in the Northwest Division.

Despite being away from home, the Thunder came out firing against the New Orleans Hornets on Friday evening to snatch a 66-37 halftime lead and effectively put the game on ice after less than 24 minutes of play. Although the Hornets would eventually cut the deficit to 110-95 by game's end, Oklahoma City finished the night with an impressive 14 three-pointers made on 29 attempts to earn the blowout victory.

To follow up Friday's win, the Thunder returned home on Sunday and used superstar Kevin Durant's first career triple-double to drop the Golden State Warriors, 119-109. Durant tallied 25 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in the win, and is now averaging a career-best 4.6 assists per game this season. Winners of seven of their last eight games, Scott Brooks' Thunder will next hit the court for a showcase game with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night on ESPN.