The Thunder got a 25-point performance from Kevin Durant as Oklahoma City ran past New Orleans 101-91 on Wednesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Thunder earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 11.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 186.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Oklahoma City got 18 points from James Harden and another 14 points from Serge Ibaka. James Harden contributed 6 assists, while Serge Ibaka cleaned the glass with 7 rebounds.
The Hornets got a 20-point performance from Jarrett Jack, who was supported by 16 points from Gustavo Ayon. Jarrett Jack had 5 assists in a losing cause for New Orleans, while Emeka Okafor grabbed 8 rebounds.
Oklahoma City led at halftime, 60-51.
New Orleans won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 32-31.
Oklahoma City looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Warriors. The Hornets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Orlando.