‘‘They was sleeping. Everybody’s head turned, so I decided to go and take off,’’ Westbrook said.
Asked whether there was any reason he slammed the ball down so hard, he gave a big grin and said: ‘‘It’s a tendency. I have a tendency of dunking the ball like that. Just natural, I guess.’’
Notes: Oklahoma City’s highest-scoring first half this season came at New Orleans on Nov. 15, when the Thunder took a 66-37 lead. ... Charlotte’s Bismack Biyombo missed his second straight game with a left leg contusion. Dunlap had called him a game-time decision. Gerald Henderson (sprained left foot) and Tyrus Thomas (left calf strain) also sat out.