The Oklahoma City Thunder shipped a blow to rival Metta World Peace's infamous elbow by crushing the La Opposing team 119-90 on Monday to win the outlet bet on the 2nd-round playoff series.
Within the first game between your teams since World Peace struck James Harden by having an elbow on April 22 to attract a seven-game suspension, the Thunder hit to have a 1- series lead.
Russell Westbrook had 27 points, nine assists and 7 rebounds in limited playing time, Kevin Durant added 25 like a rested Oklahoma City team went circles round the site visitors.
"I simply attempted to be released aggressive, we had not performed shortly and that i had good quality legs underneath me," Westbrook told reporters.
The Thunder taken their first-round series coupled with greater than a week off as the Opposing team just ended a difficult seven-game series on friday.
Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum both had 20 points, however the Opposing team fell behind by 15 at halftime and also the deficit expanded to 30 within the third because the site visitors battled to handle Oklahoma City's feet speed and athleticism.
A hostile home crowd booed World Peace through the evening but Harden stated he didn't allow the elbowing incident hinder his focus.
"(I) put that stuff behind me and (went) available to create plays in my team," stated Harden, who had 17 points to World Peace's 12.
Within the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia prevented a repeat of the Game One flop and gained an 82-81 road overcome Boston, outdueling the celts late to tie their second round playoff series.
After coming a ten-point advantage within the 4th quarter to get rid of the series opener on Saturday, the youthful 76ers again saw a late lead disappear but this time around they declined to buckle and tied the very best-of-seven series 1-1.
Jrue Holiday obtained a team-high 18 points while Evan Turner designed a go-ahead scoop shot with 40 seconds left and added two key free throws throughout a rugged struggle that heated within the final quarter.
Ray Allen had 17 and Kevin Garnett added 15 and 12 rebounds making a 3-pointer as time expired to shave the ultimate deficit.
Game Three is on Wednesday in Philadelphia.