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Durant magic blows away the Lakers

Kevin Durant's 30th straight 25-plus-points game sees the Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 131-102 in the NBA.

    Duran't streak is the second longest in the NBA since Michael Jordan's 40 games in 1986-87 [Reuters]
    Duran't streak is the second longest in the NBA since Michael Jordan's 40 games in 1986-87 [Reuters]

    Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook scored 29 points each to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 131-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

    It was Durant's 30th straight game in which he has posted 25 or more points, which is the second longest in the NBA since Michael Jordan's 40 game streak in 1986-87.

    Elsewhere, the Chicago Bulls beat the Houston Rockets at their own game, knocking down 14 of 24 shots from three-point range to roll to a 111-87 victory at the United Center.

    Houston leads the NBA in three-pointers attempted but made just five of 26 from behind the arc.

    Guard Kyle Korver scored seven of his 15 points in the final two minutes to help the Atlanta Hawks earn a 102-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

    Korver made a three-pointer to put Atlanta ahead, then hit an off-balance baseline jumper with 1:11 left to give the Hawks a five-point lead.

    The win was the second straight for Atlanta (28-35), which had lost 14 of its last 16.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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