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Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) drives against Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. The Thunder won 112-95. (AP PhotoAlan Diaz)
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First Published Jan 30 2014 10:01 am • Last Updated Jan 30 2014 11:12 pm

THUNDER 112, HEAT 95

MIAMI • Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder erased an 18-point early deficit on the way to overwhelming the Miami Heat 112-95 on Wednesday night.

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Jeremy Lamb and Derek Fisher came off the bench to score a combined 33 more for the Thunder, who have now won nine straight. Durant scored at least 30 points for the 12th straight game, matching the league’s longest such streak since Tracy McGrady did it in 14 consecutive outings in the 2002-03 season.

Miami led 22-4, and then got outscored 87-53 in the next 2½ quarters.

LeBron James scored 34 for the Heat, with Chris Bosh adding 18 and Dwyane Wade 15.

76ERS 95, CELTICS 94

BOSTON • Evan Turner sank a layup at the buzzer to lift Philadelphia past Boston.

The 76ers rebounded the ball after Kris Humphries missed a jumper with 12 seconds left. They hurried upcourt and Turner released his shot just in time to give the 76ers only their third win in 13 games.

The Celtics lost for the 19th time in 22 games and dropped behind the 76ers in the standings by one game.


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Spencer Hawes led Philadelphia with 20 points and tied his career high with four 3-pointers. Turner had 16 points and eight assists and Thaddeus Young added 16 points.

Jared Sullinger led Boston with 24 points and 17 rebounds and Jeff Green had 18 points, but just five after the first quarter.

SUNS 126, BUCKS 117

MILWAUKEE • Goran Dragic scored 30 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter despite sustaining an apparent injury to his left elbow, and Phoenix beat Milwaukee.

Gerald Green scored 23 and Marcus Morris had 16 points off the bench for the Suns, who have won the first three games of a four-game road trip.

Dragic hit the floor hard after a late foul by Larry Sanders, but was able to stay in the game — and keep scoring. But he was on the bench with a wrap on his left elbow in the closing minutes, and was escorted to the locker room with 52 seconds remaining.

Ersan Ilyasova scored 27 points and Brandon Knight added 24 for the Bucks, who have only one win in January.

TIMBERWOLVES 88, PELICANS 77

MINNEAPOLIS • Kevin Love had 30 points and 14 rebounds to finally carry Minnesota over the .500 mark.

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