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  • Durant's 38 fuel Thunder

  • OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks knows his team can play from behind. He just doesn't want the Thunder to make a habit of it.
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  • OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks knows his team can play from behind. He just doesn't want the Thunder to make a habit of it.
    "We're very prideful. We're going to keep fighting to the last possession," Brooks said after watching his team pull out a come-from-behind 115-113 win at home against Denver. "That's always been a trademark but we can't just turn it on the second half. We have to correct that. It's my job to find combinations where guys are going to play with more defensive force."
    Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points and 12 rebounds and the Thunder were forced to rally late to win their second straight game.
    "It's tough. We can't continue to do that and put pressure on ourselves. We've got to start the game better. Most of that is my fault," Westbrook said.
    Oklahoma City's All-Star point guard struggled early hitting just one of his first seven shots and just four of 12 in the first half.
    But Westbrook also had seven assists and 11 fourth-quarter points to help Oklahoma City erase a 14-point deficit in the second half. Reggie Jackson added 14 points.
    With the score tied at 105, Serge Ibaka pulled down an offensive rebound and found Durant for a 3-pointer that put Oklahoma City (7-3) ahead to stay. Jeremy Lamb and Derek Fisher each hit a pair of free throws in the final 14 seconds to help the Thunder hold on.
    Ty Lawson led Denver (4-6) with 29 points and eight assists. J.J. Hickson had 18 points and 19 rebounds.
    Grizzlies 106, Clippers 102
    At Los Angeles, Zach Randolph had 26 points and 15 rebounds against his former team, and Memphis overcame the first-quarter ejection of shooting guard Tony Allen to beat the Los Angeles Clippers in a rematch of their first-round playoff series.
    Marc Gasol had 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to help put the Grizzlies (6-5) over .500 for the first time this season. Mike Conley scored eight of his 15 points during a 4-minute span of the fourth quarter.
    Bulls 86, Bobcats 81
    At Chicago, Luol Deng scored 21 points and the Bulls overcame a rough shooting night to record their fifth straight win.
    Carlos Boozer had 12 points and 17 rebounds for Chicago, which is on its longest winning streak since taking eight in a row from Feb. 20-March 7, 2012. Jimmy Butler had 14 points and Derrick Rose finished with 12.
    Mavericks 97, 76ers 94
    At Dallas, Monta Ellis scored 24 points, including 13 in the third quarter when Dallas took its first lead.
    Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion had 20 points apiece for the Mavericks, who began a stretch of seven of nine games in Dallas. Nowitzki had 10 rebounds, and Marion chipped in seven.
    Warriors 98, Jazz 87
    At Salt Lake City, Stephen Curry scored 22 points for Golden State, and Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes had 17 apiece in the Warriors' victory.
    Curry had eight assists and made four 3-pointers before leaving in the fourth quarter after Utah's Marvin Williams landed on his head in a scramble for a loose ball. After a couple of minutes to gain his bearings, Curry got up and left the court under his own power with a towel draped over his head.
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