Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks small forward DeMarre Carroll (5) during the fourth quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Photo by Mark D. Smith, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Thunder 111, Hawks 109
Forward Kevin Durant scored 41 points and hit the game-winning shot for the Oklahoma City Thunder in a comeback victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Durant scored the last seven points for Oklahoma City and also collected five assists and three blocked shots. He also extended his scoring streak to 11 games with at least 30 points.
Paul Millsap scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Hawks (23-21). He tied the game at 109-109 with 22 seconds left before Durant responded.
The Thunder (36-10) have won eight in a row to take over the best record in the Western Conference even while playing without All-Star Russell Westbrook.
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Suns 124, 76ers 113
Gerald Green scored a season-high 30 points and backcourt partner Goran Dragic added 24 as Phoenix used a fast start to knock off the Philadelphia 76ers.
Phoenix (26-18) shot 77.3 percent from the field in the first quarter while outscoring the Sixers 40-26 - the Suns' highest-scoring first quarter of the season - and then fought off Philadelphia (14-31) the rest of the way.
Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points and 11 assists for the 76ers.