OKC handles Boston without Durant, Westbrook

Reuters/The Sports Xchange

Posted at Jan 25 2014 07:07 PM | Updated as of Jan 26 2014 03:07 AM

No Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook? No problem for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

With Durant, who is leading the NBA in scoring at 31 points per game, nursing a bruised right shoulder and Westbrook out after knee surgery, the Thunder flashed the rest of their weapons and cruised to a 101-83 victory over the Boston Celtics.

The win was the sixth straight and seventh in the last eight games for the Thunder (34-10).

Forward Serge Ibaka had 21 points and seven rebounds and swingman Jeremy Lamb came off the bench with 19 points, six rebounds and three assists to lead the Thunder.

Spurs 105, Hawks 79

San Antonio used the inside-out punch of center Tim Duncan and guard Patty Mills to prey on the injury-depleted Atlanta Hawks and take a 105-79 win.

The 6-foot-11 Duncan scored 17 points and had 16 rebounds for his 17th double-double and Australian Mills scored 18 points, including a career-best six three-pointers, as the Spurs swept the season series against Atlanta.

Atlanta (22-20) was led by forward Paul Millsap with 15 points and eight rebounds.

San Antonio (33-10) also got 18 points from forward Boris Diaw and 11 points and seven assists from guard Tony Parker.

Grizzlies 88, Rockets 87

Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons set an NBA record for three-pointers in one half but the Memphis Grizzlies relied on their defense late and held on for an 88-87 victory.

Grizzlies forward James Johnson converted a reverse layup with 1:58 remaining to give Memphis (21-20) an 88-84 lead. Parsons followed with his 10th trey, setting the franchise record and capping his career-best 34-point night to close the deficit to one point.

But Parsons missed a three with 1:13 remaining as Houston mishandled several scoring opportunities, including a desperation Patrick Beverley trey at the buzzer.

Timberwolves 121, Warriors 120

Kevin Martin nailed an 18-footer from the left side with 8.4 seconds remaining, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 121-120 victory over the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors had a chance to win in the final seconds but reserve forward Harrison Barnes misfired on an open 20-footer just before the final buzzer.

Martin and Love shared scoring honours for the Timberwolves (21-21) with 26 points.

Warriors (26-18) point guard Stephen Curry, who passed to Barnes for Golden State's potential winner in the final seconds, had 33 points and 15 assists.

Pacers 116, Kings 111 (overtime)

Forward Paul George scored eight of his team-high 36 points in overtime, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 116-111 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Guard Marcus Thornton scored a career-high tying 42 points and guard Isaiah Thomas added 38 for the Kings (15-27), who played without injured center DeMarcus Cousins and small forward Rudy Gay.

Pacers guard Lance Stephenson had 24 points and 10 rebounds. Forward David West scored 22 points and center Roy Hibbert had 11 rebounds and 10 points for Indiana (34-8).

(Editing by Peter Rutherford and John O'Brien)