Durant scores 42 in OKC's rout of Lakers

LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant scored 42 points, Russell Westbrook had 27 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder easily sent the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers to their sixth straight loss, 116-101 Friday night.

Kevin Martin scored 15 points and hit three 3-pointers for the Thunder, who romped to a 27-point lead in the second half of their seventh win in nine games. Oklahoma City (28-8) matched the Clippers for the NBA's best record with a virtuoso game from Durant, who had 38 points midway through the third quarter.

Bulls 108, Knicks 101

At New York, Luol Deng scored a season-high 33 points in the Chicago Bulls' third victory over New York this season, a win that sent the Knicks to their season-high third straight loss.

Hawks 103, Jazz 95

At Atlanta, Devin Harris scored a season-high 24 points and Atlanta rallied from 15 points down in the second half.

Hornets 104, Timberwolves 92

At New Orleans, Greivis Vasquez had 18 points and 13 assists to lead New Orleans to its fourth straight win.

Celtics 103, Rockets 91

At Boston, Paul Pierce scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and Kevin Garnett added 17 points and four blocks as Boston nearly blew a 17-point lead before pulling away late.

Nets 99, Suns 79

At New York, Joe Johnson scored 19 points and MarShon Brooks added 17 as Brooklyn won its fifth straight.

Raptors 99, Bobcats 78

At Toronto, Alan Anderson scored 16 points against his former team, Jose Calderon had 15 and Toronto won for the 10th time in 13 games.

Pistons 103, Bucks 87

At Milwaukee, Greg Monroe had 26 points and 11 rebounds as Detroit handed Milwaukee interim coach Jim Boylan his first loss.

Kyle Singler scored 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting to go with four rebounds and three assists for the Pistons.

Grizzlies 101, Spurs 98, OT

At Memphis, Tenn., Rudy Gay hit a pullup jumper from 14 feet with 27.8 seconds left, and Memphis held off San Antonio in overtime for its fourth straight victory and the first over its Southwest Division rival since the 2011 playoffs.

Nuggets 98, Cavaliers 91

At Denver, Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points, hitting a crucial 3-pointer in the waning seconds, and Denver rallied for the win after trailing for the most of the game.

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