THUNDER 86, GRIZZLIES 77
OKLAHOMA CITY • Kevin Durant had 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Serge Ibaka had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder continued their home dominance, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 86-77 on Monday night.
Oklahoma City (39-11) had a 10-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Washington, but the Thunder moved to 21-3 at home while winning their seventh straight game at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Zach Randolph had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Marc Gasol added 13 points for Memphis (26-21), which lost for the second time in 13 games. The Grizzlies had won six straight games, the NBA’s longest winning streak entering Monday.
Coming off a remarkable January during which he averaged 35.9 points per game on 54.9-percent shooting, Durant finished 11 of 21 from the field.
WIZARDS 100, TRAIL BLAZERS 90
WASHINGTON • Washington moved above .500 for the first time in more than four years, accomplishing the feat on its eighth try this season by pulling away in the second half to beat Portland.
John Wall scored 22 points, and Trevor Ariza added 20 for the Wizards, who hadn’t had a winning record since beating the New Jersey Nets to improve to 2-1 on Halloween in 2009. Washington committed six turnovers while forcing 16 from Portland, and Wall and Co. didn’t look back after Kevin Seraphin led a 12-0 run that put the Wizards up by 17 early in the fourth quarter.
Damian Lillard scored 25 points, and LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 to lead the Trail Blazers, who have lost four straight road games.
PACERS 98, MAGIC 79
INDIANAPOLIS • Danny Granger scored 16 points, Paul George and Lance Stephenson each added 15, and Indiana beat Orlando.
Indiana (37-10) won for the second time in three days and maintained its grip on the NBA’s best record.
The reeling Magic were led by Arron Afflalo with 20 points and Nikola Vucevic with 16. Orlando (13-37) lost for the fourth time in five games and is a league-worst 3-23 on the road.
It wasn’t nearly as easy as it seemed.
Orlando cut a 16-point second-quarter deficit to nine at the half, to 60-58 in the third quarter and even had two chances to tie the score.
But the Pacers answered with six straight points and put away the Magic with an 18-1 run that started late in the third quarter and ended with the Pacers up 86-64 with 7:45 left in the game.
HEAT 102, PISTONS 96
MIAMI • LeBron James came within two rebounds of his first triple-double this season, and Miami on for the fifth time in six games.Next Page >
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