Durant posts triple-double in OKC win
PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Durant had 32 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in his return from a shoulder injury to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to their seventh straight win, 103-91 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Durant was scratched against Boston on Friday with a sprained right shoulder. Against the Sixers, he was one of the first Thunder players to hit the court for pregame warmups. He dunked several times, even hanging on the rim for several seconds after one, and was fit to play.
The 12-win Sixers trimmed Oklahoma City's lead to four in the third quarter before Durant keyed a 14-5 run to open a comfortable lead. The NBA's leading scorer has reached at least 30 points in his last 10 games.
Serge Ibaka had 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder. James Anderson led the Sixers with 19 points.
Clippers 126, Raptors 118
At Toronto, Jamal Crawford had a season-high 37 points and 11 assists, and Los Angeles overcame Terrence Ross' 51 points to beat Toronto.
Ross matched Vince Carter's franchise record set 14 years ago and nearly doubled his previous career high of 26 points against Portland on Jan. 2, 2013.
Nuggets 109, Pacers 96
At Denver, Wilson Chandler scored a season-high 25 points and Denver snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over Indiana.
Nate Robinson and Timofey Mozgov each added 15. First-year Nuggets coach Brian Shaw won in his first matchup against Indiana since leaving his job as a Pacers assistant to come to Denver.
J.J. Hickson had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson scored 23 for Indiana.
Bulls 89, Bobcats 87
At Charlotte, N.C., D.J. Augustin scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and Chicago held off Charlotte to get back above .500.
The former Bobcats point guard shot 4 of 5 from the field in the fourth quarter, making a trio of 3-pointers, to help break open a tight game. The Bulls (22-21) have won 10 of 13.
Grizzlies 99, Rockets 81
At Memphis, Tenn., Mike Conley scored 17 points and Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds as Memphis beat Houston for the second consecutive night.
Memphis held the Rockets to 38 percent shooting and built the lead to as many as 27 points before both teams sent in reserves to finish the game.
Jazz 104, Wizards 101
At Salt Lake City, Enes Kanter scored 24 points and Gordon Hayward hit two free throws with 2.6 seconds left to lift Utah past Washington.
Kanter made 11 of 13 shots and the Jazz overcame a 13-point deficit to take control in the fourth quarter and keep the Wizards from moving above the .500 mark for the first time in more than four years.
Hawks 112, Bucks 87
At Milwaukee, Paul Millsap scored 20 points to lead six teammates in double figures and key the decisive surge that helped Atlanta rebound from a 26-point home loss for the win over Milwaukee.
Millsap scored 14 points during a 24-5 run that bridged the end of the second quarter and the start of the third and put Atlanta ahead 73-47 with 8:24 left in the quarter. The margin grew to 96-64 heading into the fourth and Atlanta beat Milwaukee for the eighth time in their last nine games.
Reserve Louis Williams added 18 points for the Hawks.