Kevin Durant scored 46 points, his eighth straight game with at least 30, to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 105-97 victory in a division showdown with the Portland Trail Blazers.

With the win, the Thunder (32-10) took the lead in the Northwest Division from the Blazers (31-11).

Oklahoma City trailed 95-90 with about three minute left, but Durant caught fire and made a trio of three-pointers during a 15-0 Thunder run.

Elsewhere, playing a third consecutive game without guard Dwyane Wade (knee soreness), LeBron James led the way with 29 points as the Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 93-86.

Kevin Love flirted with a triple-double with 19 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists as Minnesota routed the Jazz 112-97 for the second time in four nights.

Rudy Gay matched his career high with 41 points, including five of eight from three-point range, to lift the Sacramento Kings to a 114-97 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Brooklyn Nets continue their red-hot month with a 101-90 victory over the Orlando Magic.

Source: Reuters