Career nights by opponents are no surprise in Thunder headlines this season. This time it was Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans who burned OKC with a career high 41 and New Orleans went on to beat the sleepwalking Thunder 101-89.
OKC played without Russell Westbrook, and lost Forward Nick Collison on a double-technical-ejection along with Austin Rivers of the Pelicans. The Pelicans never let the Thunder get in a rhythm, as OKC shot just 9 of 32 from the 3-point arc. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 25, Serge Ibaka had 22 points and 16 rebounds.
Oklahoma City plays Detroit Wednesday night in the home regular season finale.