The Oklahoma City Thunder picked up their fourth straight win on Tuesday night in Atlanta with a 119-107 win over the Hawks, keeping them a half game up on the Timberwolves for the fourth seed in the West.
However, the team's relative inexperience led to their downfall as a flurry of fouls was committed on the Thunder's Patrick Patterson and Russell Westbrook - forcing foulouts by John Collins and Isaiah Taylor.
According to ESPN, Westbrook is just the fourth player to attain the statistical feat behind Oscar Robertson (181), Magic Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107).
Taurean Prince had 25 points and Dennis Schroder added 18 points for the Hawks, who have lost four in a row. Anthony struggled early, but he always seems to go into autopilot against Atlanta for some reason - delivering spectacular highlight treys with distinct regularity - and finished with 21 points on 7 of 15 shooting (6 of 11 from deep).
This was a well-played and entertaining tilt, however, and Atlanta even held a 12-point lead going into halftime.
Center Steven Adams did not play after suffering a bruised hip in the Thunder's win over Sacramento on Monday night. He took several steps onto the court, continuing to gripe, until referee Nick Buchert finally cut him off: "Mike, you've made your point."... Damion Lee had 13 points in his National Basketball Association debut after signing a 10-day contract earlier in the day.