Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) - Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined to score 45 points with 13 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 103-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.
In what would have been a matchup of the last two NBA MVPs, Durant was the only one to play as Cleveland's LeBron James sat out with left knee discomfort.
Westbrook paced the Thunder with 26 points to go along with eight assists and Durant's 19 points closed out their fourth straight win.
Kyrie Irving had to pick up the offensive load with James on the bench, and he accounted for 20 points on 7-of-21 shooting.
Kevin Love netted 18 points with 16 rebounds for the Cavs, who had their eight-game winning streak halted.