76ers Vs Thunder: Cold Fourth Quarter Dooms Sixers In 92-88 Loss

Feb 29, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Andre Iguodala (9) restrains Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) late in the second quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

The Philadelphia 76ers went cold in the fourth quarter, letting the Oklahoma City Thunder pick up the 92-88 win on Wednesday night.

Philadelphia was hoping to regain some of the early season magic following the All-Star break. A Tuesday win over Detroit hinted that the break was the right prescription. Tuesday win did not give the Sixers enough momentum to get past the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. The 76ers lost by a final score of 92-88 in their first game of a three-game home stand.

The Thunder used a 29-point fourth quarter to rally for the win. Kevin Durant had 10 points in the final quarter to led the way back from a four-point hole at the start of the final frame. Durant finished the game with a team-leading 23 points. Russell Westbrook had a double-double, finishing with 22 points and 13 rebounds.

Philly led 84-77 with less than six minutes to play, but they missed 10 straight shots that allowed the Thunder back into the game.

Jrue Holliday and Andre Iguodala each had 18 points for the Sixers. Elton Brand led the way with 10 rebounds.

Philadelphia still leads the Atlantic Division by three games. They host the Golden State Warriors on Friday, before a tough draw against the Bulls on Sunday.

For more on Sixers basketball, visit the SB Nation blog Liberty Ballers.

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