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February 20. 2013 12:49AM
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 27 points, Kevin Durant added 26 and the Oklahoma City Thunder bounced back from a rare home loss to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-85 on Friday night.


Oklahoma City made eight of its first 10 3-point attempts in the second half and never trailed after scoring the final five points before halftime.


Serge Ibaka chipped in 15 points and 10 rebounds and Kevin Martin had 16 points off the bench for the Thunder, who haven't lost consecutive home games since dropping two of the first three to start the 2010-11 season.


Nick Young led Philadelphia with 21 points, and Jrue Holiday had 15 points and nine assists. The Sixers fell to 2-5 on their eight-game road trip, which concludes Saturday night at San Antonio.


Cavaliers 106, Bobcats 104

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyrie Irving scored 33 points, including a pull-up jumper from the foul line with one second left, to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.


Irving had 14 of his team's final 16 points and 26 points in the second half as the Cavaliers snapped a three-game losing streak.


Irving was 10 of 21 from the field and converted all 10 free throws. He also had six assists and five rebounds.




Kings 105, Raptors 96

TORONTO — DeMarcus Cousins scored a season-high 31 points and matched his career high with 20 rebounds, John Salmons scored eight of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and the Sacramento Kings beat the Toronto Raptors 105-96 on Friday night.




Nets 115, Wizards 113

WASHINGTON — Joe Johnson's jumper with 0.7 seconds left in the second overtime lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a victory over the Washington Wizards.


Bradley Beal's two free throws tied the score at 113 with 9.1 seconds to play before Johnson, who had 18 points, hit the shot that improved Brooklyn to 4-1 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.




Pistons 85, Hawks 84

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Austin Daye had a season-best 20 points and the Detroit Pistons beat the Atlanta Hawks for their fourth consecutive victory.


The Hawks, who trailed by as many as 19, had a chance to win in the final seconds, but Andre Drummond blocked Lou Williams' jumper at the buzzer to preserve the win.



Trail Blazers 86, Grizzlies 84

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Wesley Matthews scored 21 points, J.J. Hickson added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Memphis Grizzlies.


Rudy Gay's jumper from near the top of the key was off the mark, allowing the Trail Blazers to escape a closely played game that saw nine ties and 21 lead changes.


LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 p


Celtics 94, Pacers 75

BOSTON — Kevin Garnett scored 18 points before he was ejected for a flagrant foul in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Indiana Pacers.


Rajon Rondo added 18 points, seven assists and five rebounds for Boston, which had lost eight of 10 to fall a season-worst three games below .500. Garnett also had seven rebounds. Tyler Hansbrough scored 19 points and David West and Roy Hibbert had 10 rebounds apiece for the Pacers. The Central Division leaders had won six of seven and nine of 11.


Bulls 96, Heat 89

MIAMI — Carlos Boozer scored 27 points and the Chicago Bulls dominated on the boards to become only the third visiting team to win in Miami this season, beating the Heat.


Chicago outrebounded Miami 48-28. The Bulls had 20 second-chance points to seven for the Heat.




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