ATLANTA --- Kevin Durant scored 29 points despite a sore ankle and Russell Westbrook hit a clinching 3-pointer, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 111-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
Durant sprained his left ankle two nights earlier and wasn't cleared to play until an hour before the game, but the NBA's leading scorer turned in his usual performance. He came in averaging 28.4 points a game.
Westbrook hit the biggest shot of all. After Marvin Williams' putback pulled the Hawks within 102-100, the man wearing zero took a pass from Durant, picked up a screen from Nick Collison and swished a wide-open jumper from behind the arc.
CAVALIERS 119, KNICKS 115
In New York, Baron Davis scored 18 points in his Cavaliers debut, leading a stunning rally in the fourth quarter as Cleveland beat New York for the 11th time in a row.
J.J. Hickson scored 23 and Luke Harangody also had 18, but the spark came from Davis in his first game since his trade from the Los Angeles Clippers last week. He scored 12 points in the final 6-plus minutes after the Knicks had built a 12-point lead, including a 3-pointer that gave Cleveland a 116-112 lead with 10.6 seconds left.
76ERS 111, TIMBERWOLVES 100
In Philadelphia, Andre Iguodala had 22 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds for his second triple-double of the season, and Philadelphia overcame another stellar effort from Kevin Love.
Elton Brand scored 21 points and Thaddeus Young added 16 for the Sixers, who climbed back above .500 at 31-30.
The Timberwolves got 21 points and 23 rebounds from Kevin Love, the 10th time he's had a 20-20 game this season. It was the 49th consecutive double-double for the All-Star forward and just two shy of tying Moses Malone's 51-game streak set in 1978-79.
BULLS 89, MAGIC 81
In Orlando, Fla., Derrick Rose had 24 points and Luol Deng added 16 to help Chicago hang on in a matchup of two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
The Bulls bounced back from one of their worst games of the month against Atlanta on Wednesday to post their eighth victory in 10 games.
CELTICS 107, WARRIORS 103
In Boston, Allen scored 27 points and pulled down a crucial offensive rebound with 12 seconds remaining to lift Boston.
Paul Pierce also scored 27 for the Celtics, who let an 18-point lead slip to just one late in the fourth quarter and struggled to put away the pesky Warriors.