Westbrook leads Thunder past Raptors 108-88

Westbrook leads Thunder past Raptors 108-88
November 6, 2012, 10:54 pm
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - NOVEMBER 6: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots over members of the Toronto Raptors during an NBA game on November 6, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook shrugged off a sore shoulder to score 19 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised past the Toronto Raptors 108-88 on Tuesday night.

Wearing a black padded sleeve to protect his bruised left shoulder, Westbrook held Toronto's leading scorer, Kyle Lowry, to two points on 1-of-4 shooting. Lowry exited with 1:29 left in the second quarter with a right ankle sprain and did not return.

Serge Ibaka added 17 points and a game-high nine rebounds for Oklahoma City. Kevin Durant and reserve Kevin Martin each scored 15.

The Thunder led by as many as 29 points and never trailed after Durant converted a pair of free throws with 7:44 remaining in the first quarter.

Jonas Valanciunas led the Raptors with 18 points and Andrea Bargnani had 16. Toronto dropped to 1-3 and will play in Dallas on Wednesday night.

Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks was able to rest his starters in the fourth quarter as the Thunder improved to 2-2 with their highest-scoring game of the season. Brooks played 13 of the 14 players on his roster.

The Thunder shot 50 percent from the floor in the first half to lead 57-38 at the break and finished the game shooting 47 percent. Oklahoma City will play at Chicago on Thursday.