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NBA scores: Thunder roll through first half of week, crush Bobcats and Rockets

The Thunder roared past the Bobcats and Rockets to start the week.


The Oklahoma City Thunder are off to a dominant start to the week, blasting the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday and handling the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night in James Harden's first game against his old team.

Oklahoma City built a commanding 64-24 halftime lead over the Bobcats and cruised to a 114-69 blowout win at home. Kevin Durant led a balanced scoring attack with 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting along with six rebounds, four assists and four blocks.

Also on Monday, the Brooklyn Nets topped the New York Knicks in overtime, 96-89, in the first battle of New York City's two teams.

Harden shot 3-for-16 from the field on Wednesday, scoring 17 points as the Thunder used strong second and fourth quarters to earn the 120-98 victory. Durant poured in 37 points (13-of-22 shooting) while grabbing seven rebounds and dishing four assists. Serge Ibaka, hitting 11 of his 13 shots from the floor, posted 23 points to go along with nine rebounds and six blocks.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, the Washington Wizards notched their first win of the season, defeating the Portland Trail Blazers, 84-82.

Here's the complete rundown of NBA scores from Monday through Wednesday:

Monday, Nov. 26
San Antonio Spurs 118, Washington Wizards 92
Brooklyn Nets 96, New York Knicks 89
Detroit Pistons 108, Portland Trail Blazers 101
Milwaukee Bucks 93, Chicago Bulls 92
Oklahoma City Thunder 114, Charlotte Bobcats 69
Memphis Grizzlies 84, Cleveland Cavaliers 78
Utah Jazz 105, Denver Nuggets 103
New Orleans Hornets 105, L.A. Clippers 98

Tuesday, Nov. 27
Phoenix Suns 91, Cleveland Cavaliers 78
Philadelphia 76ers 100, Dallas Mavericks 98
Houston Rockets 117, Toronto Raptors 101
Minnesota 97, Sacramento Kings 89
Indiana Pacers 79, L.A. Lakers 77

Wednesday, Nov. 28
San Antonio Spurs 110, Orlando Magic 89
Washington Wizards 84, Portland Trail Blazers 82
Atlanta Hawks 94, Charlotte Bobcats 91
Brooklyn Nets 95, Boston Celtics 83
Detroit Pistons 117, Phoenix Suns 77
Utah Jazz 96, New Orleans Hornets 84
Chicago Bulls 101, Dallas Mavericks 78
New York Knicks 102, Milwaukee Bucks 88
Oklahoma City Thunder 120, Houston Rockets 98
Memphis Grizzlies 103, Toronto Raptors 82
L.A. Clippers 101, Minnesota Timberwolves 95