Serge Ibaka had 19 points and 10 rebounds. Russell Westbrook had an off night shooting, scoring 14 points on just six-of-21 shooting, but just narrowly missed out on a triple double, finishing with 11 assists, nine rebounds and four steals.
Paul Millsap had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Hawks while Jeff Teague and Shelvin Mack finished with 17 points apiece.
After going down by 13 points with just under seven minutes to play, the Hawks rallied back, going on a 17-7 run to cut the lead to 95-92 with just over two minutes to play. The Thunder, however, kept the Hawks scoreless for the rest of the game and hung on for the victory.
The win improves the Thunder to 16-4. They’ll be right back at it Wednesday when they travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies, the squad that knocked the Thunder out of the 2013 playoffs. The Hawks fall to 11. They’ll next be in action when they host the Washington Wizards Friday.