OKLAHOMA CITY – Kevin Durant scored 30 of his 37 points in the second half to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies 113-107 on Friday night.
Russell Westbrook had 21 points and six assists in 28 minutes for the Thunder, which leads the Western Conference at 44-15 but had lost its previous three games.
Mike Miller scored all 19 of his points in the fourth quarter to help Memphis nearly erase its 16-point deficit heading into the period.
Memphis cut the margin to three before Durant made a baseline jumper with 1:24 to play and a floater with 33 seconds left.
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NEW YORK – Stephen Curry contributed 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in three quarters, ex-Washington State standout Klay Thompson added 25 points and the Golden State Warriors sent the frustrated New York Knicks to a fifth straight loss with a 126-103 victory.
Curry and backcourt mate Thompson each made five three-point baskets.
Curry bounced back from one of his worst performances of the season. He tied a season low with five points, on 2-of-10 shooting, Wednesday in a 103-83 loss to Chicago.
CLEVELAND – Kyrie Irving posted his first career triple-double with 21 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to lead host Cleveland over Utah 99-79.
The All-Star Game most valuable player is the first Cavalier to record a triple-double since LeBron James did it in March 2010 in a road game against Detroit.
A young fan wearing a stocking cap raced on the floor and patted Irving on the shoulder in the fourth quarter, but was quickly subdued by several policemen and security guards.
• Tim Duncan had 17 points and 16 rebounds to help host San Antonio beat Charlotte 92-82, ending the Bobcats’ winning streak at four.
• Goran Dragic scored a career-high 40 points as host Phoenix beat New Orleans 116-104, snapping a three-game losing streak.
• Jordan Farmar scored a career-high 30 points as the Los Angeles Lakers beat visiting Sacramento 126-122.
Rudy Gay scored 32 points for the Kings and former Washington Huskies player Isaiah Thomas added 27.
• Taj Gibson had 20 points and 15 rebounds and visiting Chicago beat Dallas 100-91 in a matchup of teams that had won eight of their previous 10 games.
Sources told the Chicago Tribune guard Jimmer Fredette, 25, whose contract was bought out by Sacramento earlier this week, is likely to sign with the Bulls if he clears waivers.
• Forward Danny Granger, 30, signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, adding veteran depth for the team’s playoff push.
The former All-Star’s contract was bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers, who acquired him in a trade with Indiana last week.