Westbrook's spree spurs Thunder past Cavs 106-91

Westbrook's spree spurs Thunder past Cavs 106-91
November 11, 2012, 9:31 pm
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - NOVEMBER 11: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts to getting a 3 pointer at the very end of the 3rd quarter during an NBA game on November 11, 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 banked in a half-court shot during a rough-and-tumble 27-point outing, Kevin Durant added 26 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-91 on Sunday night.

Westbrook, a career 29 percent shooter from 3-point range, had made just 6 of 24 behind the arc to start the season and coach Scott Brooks suggested before the game that he needed to start making more if he was going to keep taking so many.

Westbrook may have temporarily extinguished that talk with a few well-timed connections, the first one coming as he ran along the sideline and banked in a desperation shot at the end of the third quarter.

Kyrie Irving led the Cavs with 20 points.