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Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson, right, fights for a rebound against Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The Thunder won 110-103. (AP Photo/Chris Keane)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Russell Westbrook had 33 points and 10 assists, Serge Ibaka and Enes Kanter also had double-doubles and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Charlotte Hornets 110-103 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

With Kevin Durant sidelined with right foot soreness, Westbrook continued to carry the Thunder.

Westbrook was 12 of 27 from the field and a perfect 9 of 9 from the foul line, stretching his streak of consecutive foul shots made to 43.

Ibaka had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Kanter had 10 points and 13 rebounds in his first game with the Thunder, who have won nine straight against Charlotte.

Westbrook's latest big night overshadowed Mo Williams' stellar debut for the Hornets. The veteran point guard had 24 points and 12 assists after being acquired in a trade with Minnesota.

Al Jefferson had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had a season-high 20 points for Charlotte, which has lost four straight.

The Thunder dominated on the glass, outrebounding the Hornets 59-41 and had 20 second-chance points.

Charlotte trailed by as many as 12 in the third quarter, but battled back to pull even at 94 midway through the fourth quarter behind five 3-pointers by Williams.

But Westbrook took over, scoring on three straight offensive possessions on drives to the basket to push the lead to 104-96 with 2:53 left. Charlotte could never get in a position to challenge for the lead again.

D.J. Augustin had 12 points in his debut with the Thunder, including a key 3-pointer in the final two minutes.

Kyle Singler and Kanter, acquired earlier in the week in trades, both started for the Thunder. They got off to a quick start with their new team, with Singler feeding Kanter for a dunk off a give-and-go in the game's opening minute.

Singler had six points.

Durant's status is uncertain, but he has not been ruled out for Sunday's game against Denver. He underwent surgery on the foot in October. He's averaging 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists this season.


Thunder: Center Steven Adams sat out with a fracture of his fourth metacarpal in his right hand. ... Ibaka was charged with a flagrant one foul in the third quarter on Cody Zeller.

Hornets: Coach Steve Clifford said backup center Bismack Biyombo will miss at least another three games while recovering from a bone bruise in his right knee. ... Williams made his 1,000th career 3-pointer in the first half. ... Lance Stephenson and Jefferson were assessed technical fouls.


Thunder: Host Denver on Sunday night.

Hornets: Visit Dallas on Sunday night.