Thunder win sixth in a row

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PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Durant scored eight of his 23 points down the stretch to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 92-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

Russell Westbrook had 22 points and 13 rebounds and James Harden added 16 points as the NBA-leading Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter and won their sixth consecutive game.

Andre Iguodala and Jrue Holiday each had 18 points for the Atlantic Division-leading 76ers.

MAGIC 102, WIZARDS 95

In Washington, Ryan Anderson had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and Orlando pulled away late in the fourth quarter to beat Washington.

Anderson scored 11 in the fourth quarter and led seven players in double figures for the Magic, who have won 11 of 15 and bounced back from a five-point loss to Atlanta that prompted a quick
players-only meeting before the break.

CELTICS 102, BUCKS 96

In Boston, Rajon Rondo had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to record his third triple-double of the season and lead the Celtics over Milwaukee.

Rondo had six rebounds and five assists in the third quarter, when the Celtics went on a 20-4 run to turn a five-point deficit into a double-
digit lead. The Bucks cut it to two points in the final minute, but Kevin Garnett made four free throws in the last 15 seconds to clinch it.

PISTONS 109, BOBCATS 94

In Auburn Hills, Mich., Rodney Stuckey scored 29 points and Greg Monroe added 19 points and a career-high 20 rebounds as Detroit routed Charlotte.

Brandon Knight scored 20 points and Tayshaun Prince added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Detroit.

Corey Maggette had 17 points for Charlotte.

KNICKS 120, CAVALIERS 103

In New York, Jeremy Lin had 19 points and 13 assists, Carmelo Anthony scored 22 and the Knicks turned around the game with their reserves to beat Cleveland.

Steve Novak had 17 points off the bench as the Knicks turned a 17-point deficit into an easy win, outscoring the Cavs 71-42 in the second half.

GRIZZLIES 96,

MAVERICKS 85

In Memphis, Tenn., Marc Gasol had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley added 20 points and 10 assists as the Grizzlies defeated Dallas.

Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki left the game during the second quarter with lower back tightness.


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