Ibaka scores 25, Thunder beat Pistons 105-94

Ibaka scores 25, Thunder beat Pistons 105-94
November 9, 2012, 10:37 pm
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Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe (10) drives around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Serge Ibaka scored a career-high 25 points, Kevin Durant chipped in a season-high 25 points and 13 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder broke in their new alternate jerseys by beating the winless Detroit Pistons 105-94 on Friday night.

The Thunder scored nine straight points soon after Durant checked back into the game midway through the fourth quarter, stretching their lead to 93-77 after the three-time NBA scoring champion hit two free throws with 5:47 to play.

Detroit never got closer than nine after that, falling to 0-6 on the season - one loss shy of matching the worst start in franchise history.

First-round draft pick Andre Drummond led the Pistons with a career-high 22 points - 15 more than any of his first five games. Tayshaun Prince contributed 16 points and Rodney Stuckey scored 15.