NBA roundup: Thunder rattles Timberwolves
The NBA roundup …
MINNEAPOLIS— Kevin Durant had career highs of 47 points and 18 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 31-point, 21-rebound night from Kevin Love to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-117 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Jeff Green had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder, who beat Minnesota for the eighth straight time. But it was Durant who carried the load, scoring 16 straight points for the Thunder in the fourth quarter of a thrilling back-and-forth game.
Durant’s 47 points tied Clippers star Blake Griffin for the highest total in the NBA this season.
Nuggets 109, Pistons 100
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Chauncey Billups scored 26 points, including a trio of 3-pointers late in the game, and Denver ended a 14-game losing streak in Auburn Hills.
Carmelo Anthony had 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists — shaking off trade talk for another day — to help the Nuggets win for the seventh time in nine games overall.
Nets 93, Grizzlies 88
NEWARK, N.J. — Devin Harris scored nine of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and the Nets rallied to get the win.
O.J. Mayo missed a tying 3-point attempt with about 3 seconds left and New Jersey’s Brook Lopez iced the game with two free throws, capping a 17-point performance.
Rockets 96, Clippers 83
HOUSTON — Kyle Lowry scored 20 points, leading Houston to the victory.
Bucks 98, Hawks 90
MILWAUKEE — Earl Boykins scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and Milwaukee stopped Atlanta’s road winning streak at six, one short of a franchise record.
Corey Maggette scored 22 points before fouling out and Carlos Delfino added nine of his 15 in the fourth.
Magic 111, Pacers 96
INDIANAPOLIS — Dwight Howard had 19 points and 16 rebounds, powering Orlando to the victory.
Jason Richardson had 19 points and nine rebounds, Hedo Turkoglu scored 18 points and Ryan Anderson added 14 for the Magic.
76ers 107, Raptors 94
TORONTO — Marreese Speights scored 17 of his season-high 23 points in the second quarter, and the 76ers won their third straight, matching a season high.
Jrue Holiday had 15 points and 11 assists for Philadelphia.
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