Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook put together a personal 10-4 run late in the third to keep the Pacers at bay on Friday night.  From that point, Oklahoma City proceeded to make the game a blowout and went on to a 97-75 victory over Indiana.OSB-OKCThunderOfficialB

The Pacers had crawled back into the game and trailed by only three until Durant and Westbrook seized control for the Thunder

Oklahoma City has won three straight and pushed its record to 56-20 and is tied with the San Antonio Spurs for the top spot in the Western Conference with six games to play in the regular season.

Thunder gans probably were worried when Durant went down at the first half with what looked to be a bad leg injury.  But he came back into the game and didn’t look the worse for wear.

He returned in the second half, albeit with a calf contusion, and scored 22 of his game high 34 points in the half.

Westbrook had 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds on the night.  He and Durant combined for 60 percent of the Thunder’s offensive output.

Serge Ibaka was the only other OKC player to score in double figures.  He had 12 points to go with seven boards.

Joey McWilliams lives in Durant. He founded and provides the bulk of the content for OklahomaSports.Net. He is a long-time sports journalist, having covered sports via radio, newspaper, television and the Internet since 2000. Joey was the color analyst for the Southeastern Savage Storm football and basketball teams from 2001-2011 and again for football in 2015. He also does play-by-play for Southeastern volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball on radio and streaming Internet video for Mix 96.1 in Durant. He can also be seen on the GAC Sports Network and as the play-by-play announcer on the Showcase Game of the Week high school football broadcast on KSBI in OKC. Joey is an alum of both Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State University. He completed his second bachelor's degree in 2012, a journalism/broadcasting degree at OSU in sports media. He earned first place in the television sports play-by-play category in the 2012 OAB/OBEA competition. Joey also broadcasts regularly on the NFHS Network and was on ESPN3 for the 2015 Live United Texarkana Bowl and on the call of the 2016 Great American Conference basketball tournaments. Additionally, he is a recurring guest on the Spano and Black Attack on the Sports Byline USA Network. He also coached high school girls' and boys' basketball for seven years and high school football for one season at Victory Life Academy.