On Tuesday night, the Nets were defeated by the Oklahoma City Thunder by a final score of 117-111.
The Skinny: Of the all the offensive weapons on the Thunder, defensive specialist Thabo Sefolosha came out with the hot hand from the outside, scoring 10 points in the first quarter. Deron Williams connected on his first four shots, including two three pointers, for 12 points after criticizing himself recently about his poor shooting. Russell Westbrook added 10 first-quarter points, but he was forced to sit with two fouls. The high-scoring first quarter ended with the Thunder leading by three.
Both teams shot lights out to start the second quarter, but the Nets hit a cold spell. Kevin Durant began heating up near the rim, and Westbrook kept up his offensive pace, which helped Oklahoma City open a 12-point lead as part of a 9-0 run. Durant scored 14 points in the quarter, and the Thunder led by 13 at the break.