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News » Oklahoma City Thunder Getting Inside 2008-12-20

Oklahoma City Thunder Getting Inside 2008-12-20

Oklahoma City Thunder Getting Inside 2008-12-20
The Thunder isn't the only team going through hard times right now. The Toronto Raptors, who visited Oklahoma City on Friday night, have also fired their coach and were in the midst of eight losses in 10 games.

Make that nine in 11. The Thunder snapped a pair of losing streaks with the 91-83 win. Oklahoma City had lost eight straight overall and a franchise-record 11 in a row at home. The Thunder needed a win in the worst way and it didn't matter what team it came against.

"We've been beating each other up in practice," forward Jeff Green said. "I just think our will to win really took over tonight. We got it together and made plays when we needed to make plays and made stops when we needed to make stops. We all came together tonight."

The Thunder had been in position to notch a few more wins along the way, but the fourth quarter seems to get in the way.

"What we're really missing is to know what we're trying to do on the floor," center Nick Collison said. "The teams in the league that are winning teams, in the fourth quarter when they're winning games, they know where they're going and they're executing, and we're just missing that right now. When we get down there, we're not really sure what we're doing."

THUNDER 91, RAPTORS 83: Kevin Durant scored 24 points and Oklahoma City held on Friday night to beat Toronto, snapping an eight-game losing streak and 11-game skid at home. Russell Westbrook added 19 points for the Thunder.

The reeling Raptors made a charge in the fourth quarter after training all night. But after making up a nine-point deficit in the final period, Durant hit a tiebreaking three-pointer with three-and-a-half minutes left.

The Thunder didn't crack down the stretch this time and when Jeff Green's dunk made it 87-81 with 34 seconds left, the win was in the books. Chris Bosh led the Raptors with 22 points and 16 rebounds.

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