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NBA GAME OF THE DAY

Nets stumble to second double-digit losing streak this season

A 105-89 loss to Oklahoma City is New Jersey's 10th defeat in a row, a bookend to the Nets' 18-game season-opening skid.

December 29, 2009

East Rutherford, N.J. — Kevin Durant equaled a season high with 40 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated New Jersey, 105-89, Monday night, sending the Nets to a 10th consecutive loss, their second double-digit losing streak of the season.

Former Net Nenad Krstic scored 19 points and Russell Westbrook had 16 points and 10 assists as the Thunder won a season-high third straight game. Oklahoma City held the Nets to 17 points in the final 17 minutes.

Yi Jianlian matched his career high with 29 points to lead New Jersey, which set an NBA record with 18 consecutive losses to start the season. Devin Harris had 11 and 11 assists.

Durant has scored at least 30 points in each of his last four games.

-- associated press

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