Which perennial contender breaks through to the NBA Finals?
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Which perennial contender breaks through to the NBA Finals?
Monday December 8th, 2014

Andre Drummond answered a powerful slam by Russell Westbrook with a vicious slam over Serge Ibaka during Detroit's 96-94 home loss to Oklahoma City on Sunday

Westbrook kicked off a high-flying fourth quarter with a massive dunk in traffic, but Drummond wasn't content to sit idly by and watch the highlights. Instead, Detroit's third-year center rose high to dunk over the top of Ibaka, one of the league's top shot-blockers.

With under a minute remaining in regulation and Oklahoma City leading 96-92, Drummond received an entry pass from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Spinning past Thunder guard Reggie Jackson, Drummond then took one dribble before gathering to throw down a right-handed dunk over the top of Ibaka. The force of Drummond's dunk and follow-through left the rim shaking well after the play was over.

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Oklahoma City barely held on for the two-point victory, as Josh Smith missed a potential game-winning three-pointer in the contest's closing seconds. Drummond finished with six points and nine rebounds in the loss. Caldwell-Pope tallied a team-high 19 points, five assists and three rebounds. 

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with a game-high 28 points, four rebounds and four assists. Westbrook finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Oklahoma City improved to 7-13. Detroit fell to 3-18.

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