Durant triple double lifts Thunder over 76ers
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the third quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Photo by Howard Smith, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Thunder 103, Sixers 91
NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant scored 32 points in the Thunder's 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, extending to 10 his consecutive-game streak with 30 or more.
He added 14 rebounds and 10 assists for his second triple-double of the season, and the fifth of his career.
Durant, who missed Friday night's victory in Boston with a sprained right shoulder, is just the sixth NBA player since 1990 to fashion a 30-point-plus streak of 10 games or more.
He shot 12-for-17 from the floor, as the Western Conference-leading Thunder (35-10) won their seventh straight.
James Anderson had 19 points to lead the Sixers (14-30).
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Grizzlies 99, Rockets 81
Technically, it was not a doubleheader sweep but the Memphis Grizzlies' 99-81 victory over Houston was their second win over the Rockets in a 24-hour span.
The Grizzlies (22-20) had a huge edge in assists (23 to 14) and owned the boards 52-38. They shot 46.6 percent (41-for-88) and earned their seventh win in their last eight games.
Mike Conley paced the Grizzlies with 17 points.
Houston (29-17) got 16 points from James Harden and 10 points and 12 rebounds from Dwight Howard.
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Bulls 89, Bobcats 87
D.J. Augustin scored 28 points against his former team, including 15 in the decisive fourth quarter, as the Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Bobcats 89-87.
Augustin, a first-round pick of the Bobcats in 2008 who spent four seasons with the team, broke the 20-point mark for the third time in his last four games.
He hit six three-pointers, including three in the fourth quarter when the Bulls pulled away.