Westbrook leads Thunder past Pistons 92-90

Westbrook leads Thunder past Pistons 92-90
November 12, 2012, 10:31 pm
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives on Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 33 points and keyed a fourth-quarter comeback as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the winless Detroit Pistons 92-90 on Monday night.

The loss left the Pistons with an 0-8 record, the worst start in franchise history. It was the fourth game in five nights for the Thunder, who improved to 6-2.

Westbrook, who also had 10 rebounds and four assists, contributed six points - all on free throws - to a 13-0 Thunder run to open the fourth quarter that turned a 73-62 deficit into a 75-73 lead with 8:11 left.

Kevin Durant, who hit a tough runner with 47.8 seconds remaining that gave Oklahoma City an 88-85 advantage, added 26 points and nine rebounds.