Durant leads Thunder to OT victory

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Durant had career highs of 47 points and 18 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 31-point, 21-rebound night from Kevin Love to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 118-117 in overtime on Wednesday night.

Jeff Green had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder, who beat Minnesota for the eighth straight time. But it was Durant who carried the load, scoring 16 straight points for the Thunder in the fourth quarter of a thrilling back-and-forth game.

Durant's 47 points tied Clippers star Blake Griffin for the highest total in the NBA this season.

Hornets 112, Warriors 103

At Oakland, Calif., Chris Paul had 18 points and 17 assists, and the Hornets matched a franchise record with their 10th consecutive victory.

David West added 22 points as New Orleans kicked off a three-game West Coast trip by equaling the club's longest unbeaten run, also produced from Feb. 21-March 13, 1998. The Hornets also avenged a disappointing seven-point home loss to the Warriors back on Jan. 5 with their fifth straight road victory.

Spurs 112, Jazz 105

At Salt Lake City, Manu Ginobili scored 26 points, Tony Parker had 23 and San Antonio earned its 10th win the last 11 games.

Nuggets 109, Pistons 100

At Auburn Hills, Mich., Chauncey Billups scored 26 points, including a trio of 3-pointers late in the game, and Denver ended a 14-game losing streak in Auburn Hills.

Nets 93, Grizzlies 88

At Newark, N.J., Devin Harris scored nine of his 13 points in the fourth quarter and the Nets rallied to get the win.

Rockets 96, Clippers 83

At Houston, Kyle Lowry scored 20 points, leading Houston to the victory.

Aaron Brooks and Luis Scola added 16 points apiece for the Rockets, who are 24-5 against the Clippers since 2003. Chuck Hayes grabbed 11 rebounds and led Houston's stingy defense on rookie star Blake Griffin.

Bobcats 114, Suns 107

At Phoenix, Stephen Jackson scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half and the Bobcats won for the fourth time in five games.

Bucks 98, Hawks 90

At Milwaukee, Earl Boykins scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and Milwaukee stopped Atlanta's road winning streak at six, one short of a franchise record.

Magic 111, Pacers 96

At Indianapolis, Dwight Howard had 19 points and 16 rebounds, powering Orlando to the victory.

76ers 107, Raptors 94

At Toronto, Marreese Speights scored 17 of his season-high 23 points in the second quarter, and the 76ers won their third straight, matching a season high.

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