Durant, Westbrook help Thunder top 76ers 109-103

Philadelphia 76ers forward Marreese Speights, left, shoots in front of Oklahoma City Thunder center Nenad Krstic in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

November 10, 2010 7:51:37 PM PST
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each scored 31 points and came up with the key baskets down the stretch to help the Oklahoma City Thunder hold off a late charge from the Philadelphia 76ers for a 109-103 victory on Wednesday night.

Westbrook skied for a key layup off an inbound pass with just over 2½ minutes left to keep Philadelphia from having a shot at the tie, and Durant helped put it away with a three-point play with 44 seconds remaining to extend the lead to 104-97.

Rookie Jodie Meeks scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead the 76ers' bid to erase an 11-point deficit. Jrue Holiday and Elton Brand also scored 17 points apiece as the Sixers eclipsed 100 points in a fifth straight game for the first time since December 2005.