OKC batter free-falling Lakers

Reuters/The Sports Xchange

Posted at Mar 14 2014 04:49 PM | Updated as of Mar 15 2014 12:49 AM

Guard Russell Westbrook and forward Kevin Durant each scored 29 points to lead the Oklahoma City (OKC) Thunder to a 131-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.

It was Durant's 30th straight game in which he has posted 25 or more points, which is the second longest in the NBA since Michael Jordan's 40 game streak in 1986-87.

The Thunder (48-17) atoned for Sunday's loss to the Lakers (22-43).

Westbrook handed out nine assists to go along with three steals, while guard Jodie Meeks scored 19 points to lead the Lakers.

Hawks 102, Bucks 97

Guard Kyle Korver scored seven of his 15 points in the final two minutes to help the Atlanta Hawks earn a 102-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Korver made a three-pointer to put Atlanta ahead, then hit an off-balance baseline jumper with 1:11 left to give the Hawks a five-point lead.

The win was the second straight for Atlanta (28-35), which had lost 14 of its last 16.

Milwaukee (13-52) was led by forward Ersan Ilyasova, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds.