OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City took the lead for good with an 18-4 run, including the first nine points of the second quarter, and went up 36-25 before Thabeet and Harden had their run-in.
The lead grew to 49-33 after Harden's foul allowed Durant to convert a four-point play.
"Every day at practice, we had a war. I knew what each and every one of those guys do well and what they don't do well and vice-versa," Harden said. "I couldn't guard all five of them."