NBA: Durant stars as Thunder edge Clippers 117-111

Kevin Durant scored 35 points and Russell Westbrook added 23 as Oklahoma City's All-Star pair scored all of the Thunder's points in overtime of a 117-111 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

Westbrook connected on a 3-pointer from the left wing to open the scoring in overtime, and Durant rattled one in from about the same spot two possessions later for a 108-104 advantage.

Blake Griffin led Los Angeles with 23 points, and Jamal Crawford had 20 in the meeting of Western Conference division leaders. The Clippers had won six in a row.


LeBron James had 28 points and 10 rebounds for Miami as the Heat scored the first six points of overtime on the way to beating the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106.

Dwyane Wade also had 28 points, and Chris Bosh scored 24 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, his most in a Heat uniform. James also had eight assists, and Ray Allen scored 17 points for the Heat.

Sacramento's Marcus Thornton scored 23 points and Tyreke Evans had 18 as the Kings beat a lethargic Los Angeles Lakers 113-97 to snap a five-game losing streak

Jason Thompson added 13 points and 10 rebounds to help the Kings hand new Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni his first loss with the team. Los Angeles had won three straight.

The Dallas Mavericks held off New York as O.J. Mayo scored 10 of 27 points in the final 6 minutes of the third quarter of a 114-111 victory over the Knicks.

Vince Carter had 25 points, including a floating shot with 6 minutes left that made it 102-90.

At Minneapolis, Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points, and Andre Iguodala had 18 points and nine rebounds as the Denver Nuggets spoiled Kevin Love's surprise season debut for Minnesota with a 101 win over the Timberwolves.

Love had 34 points and 14 rebounds, helping the Wolves take a 17-point lead in the first half.

Paul George scored 33 of his career-high 37 points in the second half and overtime, and Roy Hibbert had a triple-double in the Indiana Pacers' 115-107 victory over the New Orleans Hornets.

Atlanta's Kyle Korver hit a long 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Atlanta Hawks past Washington 101-100, extending the Wizards' franchise-worst start to 0-10.

Charlotte's Ramon Sessions hit a 16-footer with 28 seconds left as the Bobcats edged the Toronto Raptors 98-97, while Jeremy Pargo scored a career-high 28 points to help the Cleveland Cavaliers end a six-game losing streak with a 92-83 win.

In other games, the San Antonio Spurs downed the Boston Celtics 112-100, the Houston Rockets edged the Chicago Bulls 93-89, the Golden State Warriors downed the Brooklyn Nets 102-93 and the Phoenix Suns were 114-87 winners over the Portland Trail Blazers.


Updated Date: Nov 22, 2012 15:26 PM

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