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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots between Minnesota Timberwolves guard Luke Ridnour (13) and forward Andrei Kirilenko (47) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. Oklahoma City won 127-111. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Thunder overpower Timberwolves


OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 37 points, Kevin Durant added 27 and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 127-111 on Friday night.

The Thunder avoided losing four in a row for the first time since April 2009, near the end of their first season in Oklahoma City, but made little progress in getting their defense back in order.

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