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    NBA roundup: Kevin Durant scores 37 points in Thunder victory

    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who had 21 points, driove past the Grizzlies’ Nick Calathes in the fourth quarter.
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    Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, who had 21 points, driove past the Grizzlies’ Nick Calathes in the fourth quarter.

    Kevin Durant scored 30 of his 37 points in the second half to help the Thunder beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 113-107, on Friday night in Oklahoma City.

    Russell Westbrook had 21 points and six assists in 28 minutes, Serge Ibaka had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Reggie Jackson added 14 points for the Thunder, who snapped a three-game losing streak. The Thunder had lost every game since Westbrook returned from his latest knee surgery.

    Mike Miller scored all 19 of his points in the fourth quarter to help Memphis nearly erase a 16-point deficit heading into the period.


    Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha left in the first half with a left calf strain and did not return.

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    Lakers 126, Kings 122 — Jordan Farmar scored a career-high 30 points off the bench, making 8 of 10 shots from 3-point range, as host Los Angeles capitalized on the absence of suspended Sacramento star DeMarcus Cousins to beat the Kings.

    Jodie Meeks made all eight of his shots and finished with 22 points, including three of the Lakers’ franchise-record 19 3-pointers on 27 attempts. Pau Gasol also scored 22, and newly acquired reserve MarShon Brooks had 23.

    Suns 116, Pelicans 104 — Goran Dragic scored 40 points, his second career high in three games, and host Phoenix pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat New Orleans and snap a three-game losing streak.

    Dragic was a game-time decision because of a sore right ankle that had kept him out of Wednesday’s loss at Utah, but played all but the last 10 seconds of the second half in the first 40-point game for a Phoenix player since Amare Stoudemire’s 44 on March 19, 2010.


    Anthony Davis, also a game-time decision because of a sprained left shoulder, matched his career high with 32 points for the Pelicans, who lost their sixth in a row.

    Bulls 100, Mavericks 91 — Taj Gibson had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Mike Dunleavy hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and Chicago overtook host Dallas.

    The Mavericks led by 16 in the first half and had erased a 6-point Chicago edge when Dunleavy put the Bulls back in front and started a 10-0 run with a 3-pointer for an 87-85 lead.

    Jimmy Butler had 19 points, seven rebounds, and a big block during the decisive spurt, and Kirk Hinrich scored 17.

    Warriors 126, Knicks 103 — Stephen Curry had 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in just three quarters of action, Klay Thompson added 25 points, and visiting Golden State sent New York to its fifth straight loss.


    Curry made five 3-pointers, as did backcourt mate Thompson. He also grabbed nine defensive rebounds in his fourth career triple-double and third this season.

    Carmelo Anthony had 23 points and 16 rebounds for the Knicks.

    Cavaliers 99, Jazz 79 — Kyrie Irving recorded his first career triple-double with 21 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds to lead host Cleveland.

    Spurs 92, Bobcats 82 — Tim Duncan had 17 points and 16 rebounds, and host San Antonio overcame a sluggish start to beat Charlotte.