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NBA history in OKC

In what should go down as "The NBA 2K12 Game," the Thunder's Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka made NBA history in a 124-118 win over the Nuggets last night.

The trio of teammates were the first to combine for a 50-point game, 40-point game and triple double the same night.

Durant scored 51, a career high and 2011-12 NBA-high, Westbrook dropped 40, and Ibaka registered his first career triple-double with 14 points, 15 rebounds and (surprise!) 11 blocks.

It was the first time in Durant's career that the star passed 50 points in a game. The previous season high was 48, set by both Monta Ellis and Kobe Bryant earlier this year.

Durant and Westbrook's combined 91 points were also the most by a pair of teammates this year according to, outdoing LeBron James' and Dwyane Wade's 78 against Portland on Jan. 9.

Durant shot 19-for-28 from the field, 5-for-6 from three and 8-for-10 from the line. He added eight rebounds. Wesbtrook was 16-for-29 from the field, 3-for-6 from three and 5-for-5 from the line.

James Harden (10 points) was the only other player for the Thunder in double figures. Daequan Cook (2 points), Nazr Mohammed (4) and Nick Collison (3) also scored for Oklahoma City.

Adding to the trio's big nights, Durant (+19), Westbrook (+22) and Ibaka (+31) combined for a plus/minus of +72. The rest of the Thunder lineup was -42.

Arron Afflalo led the Nuggets with 27 points.

According to's John Schuhmann, the last teammates to score 50 points and 40 points in the same game were Kiki Vandeweghe (51) and Alex English (47) for the Nuggets in a triple-overtime game on Dec. 13, 1983.


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