Durant magic seals Thunder's win

Kevin Durant scores 42 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-98 victory over the Houston Rockets.

    Kevin Durant scored 40-plus points for the 11th time this season [AFP]
    Kevin Durant scored 40-plus points for the 11th time this season [AFP]

    Kevin Durant scored 42 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-98 victory over the Houston Rockets.

    It was Durant's 11th 40-point game of the season.

    Elsewhere, Tony Parker scored 16 of his 20 points in the first quarter as the San Antonio Spurs turned a fast start into a 104-96 victory over the Chicago Bulls.

    Marc Gasol scored 19 points with nine rebounds and seven assists while power forward Zach Randolph scored 18 points with 12 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 109-99.

    David West scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 94-83 win over the Boston Celtics and halt the Pacers' season-worst losing streak.

    Kevin Martin led the Timberwolves with 26 points while Ricky Rubio delivered his 10th double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 assists as Minnesota beat the NBA's worst team 112-101 to keep their slim playoff chances alive.

    Josh Smith had 24 points and eight rebounds as the Detroit Pistons snapped a three-game losing streak with victory over the Sacramento Kings in a 99-89 win.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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