Thunder stay hot, top Sixers/Nets
ORLANDO -- It was all about team chemistry for the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday.
Four Thunder players scored in double figures as OKC improved to 3-1 at the 2009 Orlando Pro Summer League with an 83-62 triumph over the Nets/Sixers.
Russell Westbrook led with 19 points, while Byron Mullens posted 18, Serge Ibaka had 15 and James Harden scored 13.
They passed beautifully, played brilliant help defense and spread the floor as effectively as they have thus far this week.
"We just turned on the defense in the first quarter and it started right there," said Mullens, who previously was nicknamed B.J. before informing everyone he wants to be called Byron.
OKC shot a blistering 60 percent from the field and connected on 20-of-27 attempts from the free throw line.
Kyle Weaver had an all-around solid performance with five points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
NJ/Philadelphia was never able to establish a rhythm, especially in the second half. It scored only 14 points in the third and shot only 38 percent for the game.
Terrence Williams paced the Nets/76ers with 14 points, while Marreese Speights and Dionte Christmas each recorded 10.
Oklahoma City will finish up competition on Friday when it clashes with Utah at 11 a.m. ET, while NJ/Philly concludes against Boston at 1 p.m.
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