The Oklahoma City Thunder take a 53-48 lead over the Philadelphia 76ers in a rather intense contest between two of the NBA's better teams. Need proof of the intensity? The usually quiet Kevin Durant and Evan Turner had to be separated when they got tangled just before halftime.
Russell Westbrook scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the first half to lead the Thunder. Kevin Durant added 13 points and James Harden scored eight points off the bench. The Thunder hit 50 percent of their shots in the first half and hold a 28-13 rebounding advantage over the Sixers.
Thaddeus Young came off the bench to score 14 points to lead Philadelphia at the break. Andre Iguodala added 11 points and Jrue Holiday 10 to go along with three steals. Philly hit 48 percent of its attempts in the first half and turned 12 Oklahoma City turnovers into 13 points.