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  • Thunder cools off Grizz

  • OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Serge Ibaka had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder continued their home dominance, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 86-77 on Monday night.
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  • OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Serge Ibaka had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder continued their home dominance, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 86-77 on Monday night.
    Oklahoma City (39-11) had a 10-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Washington, but the Thunder moved to 21-3 at home while winning their seventh straight game at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
    Zach Randolph had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Marc Gasol added 13 points for Memphis (26-21), which lost for the second time in 13 games. The Grizzlies had won six straight games, the NBA's longest winning streak entering Monday.
    Coming off a remarkable January during which he averaged 35.9 points per game on 54.9-percent shooting, Durant finished 11 of 21 from the field.
    Ibaka posted his 19th double-double of the season, going 10 of 17 from the field. He also teamed with Kendrick Perkins and Steven Adams (who had four blocked shots) to slow Memphis' potent frontcourt of Randolph and Gasol. Memphis couldn't counter with outside shooting. The Grizzlies went 2 of 16 from 3-point range.
    Memphis, which trailed by 17 points late in the first half, pulled within three points three times in the final 6:45, the last time at 78-75 after Courtney Lee's driving 5-foot jumper with 4:54 left.
    Durant answered with a 14-foot jumper, then after an exchange of empty possessions, Thabo Sefolosha swished a 3-pointer and Durant followed with a steal and layup to give Oklahoma City an 85-75 cushion with 2:54 left.
    Pacers 98, Magic 79
    At Indianapolis, Danny Granger scored 16 points, Paul George and Lance Stephenson each added 15, and Indiana beat Orlando.
    Indiana (37-10) won for the second time in three days and maintained its grip on the NBA's best record.
    The reeling Magic were led by Arron Afflalo with 20 points and Nikola Vucevic with 16. Orlando (13-37) lost for the fourth time in five games and is a league-worst 3-23 on the road.
    Heat 102, Pistons 96
    At Miami, LeBron James came within two rebounds of his first triple-double this season, and Miami on for the fifth time in six games.
    James had 24 points and 11 assists, Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and Chris Bosh added 17.
    Wade had one of his best performances in an injury-hampered season, shooting 13 for 19 and adding 10 rebounds and five assists in 37 minutes. His point total was his highest since Dec. 18.
    Kyle Singler had two points on 1 of 5 shooting to go with two steals and three boards in 33 minutes off the bench
    Nuggets 116, Clippers 115
    At Denver, Randy Foye hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key at the buzzer, and Denver overcame a 36-point performance by Blake Griffin.
    Kenneth Faried had a career-high 28 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets, who denied the Clippers their sixth win in seven games.
    Nets 108, 76ers 102
    At New York, Paul Pierce scored 25 points, Deron Williams added 21 and Brooklyn stopped a three-game losing streak.
    The Nets had lost to division leaders Toronto, Oklahoma City and Indiana after starting 2014 by winning 10 of their first 11 games, but got back on track against a Philadelphia team that has lost 13 of its last 16 games.
    Spurs 102, Pelicans 95
    At New Orleans, Tony Parker scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half and also doled out nine assists, and San Antonio overcame a 14-point deficit.
    Tim Duncan scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half, and Marco Belinelli added 13 against his former club.
    Bucks 101, Knicks 98
    At Milwaukee, Brandon Knight made a 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left and finished with 25 points, and Milwaukee snapped a six-game losing streak.
    Knight took a couple dribbles, then quickly fired his 3 from the wing with Raymond Felton leaping into the air. Felton turned in disbelief as Knight rushed down the other end to celebrate.
    The Knicks had one last chance, though Carmelo Anthony misfired on a deep 3. He finished with 36 points.
    Mavericks 124, Cavaliers 107
    At Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Devin Harris had a season-high 16 and Dallas handed Cleveland its fifth straight loss.
    Nowitzki was on the bench for most of a key third-quarter stretch as the Mavericks restored a double-digit lead behind by Harris, Brandan Wright and Jose Calderon.
    Harris had seven points on a 9-2 run that gave the Mavericks their first 15-point lead, and Wright scored nine of his 14 points in the third. Jose Calderon had four of his game-high 10 assists in the quarter and hit a pair of 3-pointers.
    Raptors 94, Jazz 79
    At Salt Lake City, DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 18 to help Toronto win its fourth in five games.
    DeRozan looked to get his teammates involved in the first half but once Kyle Lowry left with a knee injury, the new All-Star took matters into his own hands with nine points in the fourth quarter to quell a Jazz comeback. The Raptors scored 13 of the game's final 16 points.
    Kings 99, Bulls 70
    At Sacramento, Calif., DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 16 rebounds to help Sacramento snap a seven-game losing streak by defeating Chicago.
    Cousins, the Kings' leading scorer and rebounder, missed the previous six games with a sprained ankle. Cousins came out aggressive, getting 11 points and seven rebounds in the first quarter when the Kings led 24-12 and never trailed the remainder of the game.
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