Ibaka scores 25, Thunder beat Pistons 105-94
Serge Ibaka scored a career-high 25 points, Kevin Durant chipped in a season-high 25 points and 13 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder broke in their new alternate jerseys by beating the winless Detroit Pistons 105-94 on Friday night.
The Thunder scored nine straight points soon after Durant checked back into the game midway through the fourth quarter, stretching their lead to 93-77 after the three-time NBA scoring champion hit two free throws with 5:47 to play.
Detroit never got closer than nine after that, falling to 0-6 on the season -- one loss shy of matching the worst start in franchise history.
First-round draft pick Andre Drummond led the Pistons with a career-high 22 points -- 15 more than any of his first five games. Tayshaun Prince contributed 16 points and Rodney Stuckey scored 15.