Mar 30, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) reacts after a made shot against the Utah Jazz during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jazz at Thunder final score: Oklahoma City cruises 116-96


Kevin Durant scored 31 points, dished out nine assists and pulled down four rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 116-96 victory over the Utah Jazz at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon.

For Durant, who went nine-of-13 from the field, four-of-six from beyond the arc and a perfect nine-of-nine from the free throw line (that’s just insane efficiency), it was the 38th consecutive game he scored over 25 points.

The game was decided shortly after tip-off with the Thunder absolutely dominating the opening quarter to take a 26-9 lead.

Russell Westbrook added 19 points, five rebounds and four assists and like Durant, was a perfect nine-of-nine from the charity stripe. The Thunder also got rest for Westbrook, playing him only 25 minutes. Extra rest is something the Thunder would like to give Westbrook as the regular season winds down.

Enes Kanter led the way for the Jazz with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Richard Jefferson scored 17 and Gordon Hayward had 16 points and nine assists.

The Thunder are now 54-19 while the Jazz are 23-51.

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