OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had 41 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 112-100 on Sunday.
Reggie Jackson added 19 points and six assists, and Serge Ibaka had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who were coming off a 103-102 loss to struggling Orlando on Friday night.
Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer, got the best of his duel with New York’s Carmelo Anthony, the league’s No. 2 scorer. Anthony had with 15 points on 5-for-19 shooting for the Knicks, who have lost four of five.
Magic 93, Pacers 92
ORLANDO, Fla. — Victor Oladipo had 23 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, and Orlando rallied to surprise Indiana.
Indiana stole Orlando’s inbounds pass with 9 seconds left and Paul George was able to get off a 20-foot jumper. But it was deflected and rebounded by the Magic, who ran out the clock.
Nik Vucevic added 19 points and 13 rebounds.
George led the Pacers with 27 points. Lance Stephenson added 16. The loss ended Indiana’s win streak at four games.
Bulls 92, Lakers 86
LOS ANGELES — Kirk Hinrich scored 19 points, Joakim Noah had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Chicago held off Los Angeles after nearly blowing a 19-point lead.
Taj Gibson added 18 points for the Bulls, who never trailed against an injury-ravaged Lakers squad missing Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Jordan Farmar, Nick Young, Jodie Meeks and Xavier Henry.
Center Chris Kaman scored a season-high 27 points off the bench for the Lakers, who won their previous two games following a 3-19 slide that buried them in the race for a Western Conference playoff spot.
Nets 93, Pelicans 91
NEW YORK — Rookie Mason Plumlee scored a season-high 22 points and matched his best with 13 rebounds in a high-flying performance, and Brooklyn used its best defensive first half in eight years as the springboard for the victory over New Orleans.
Mirza Teletovic had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets, who improved to 13-5 overall and 9-2 at home in 2014. Alan Anderson scored 13 points.
Anthony Davis had 24 points and nine rebounds for the Pelicans, who had won seven of 10. They used big fourth-quarter comebacks to win their previous two games, but fell too far behind to come back in this one.
Wizards 93, Kings 84
WASHINGTON — Nene scored 18 points and led a strong defensive effort in Washington’s victory over Sacramento.
Bradley Beal scored 16 points, hitting two 3-pointers in the final 6 minutes. Marcin Gortat added 17 points and eight rebounds as Washington halted a two-game skid and reached the .500 mark.
Sacramento’s Isaiah Thomas scored 30 points and had eight assists.
Cavaliers 91, Grizzlies 83, OT
CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving scored 28 points and Cleveland won back-to-back games for the first time in a month with the overtime victory over Memphis.
Irving scored the final four points in regulation to tie it. Luol Deng’s 3-pointer on the first possession of overtime put Cleveland ahead for good, 81-78.
Nick Calathes scored 17 points to lead Memphis, which has lost three of four since winning six straight.
Mavericks 102, Celtics 91
BOSTON — Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points, Shawn Marion finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds and Dallas beat Boston too extend its winning streak to a season-high five straight.
Jose Calderon added 18 points and Monta Ellis scored 11 for Dallas, which won for the sixth time in seven games and pulled 10 games above .500 for the first time this season at 31-21.
Rajon Rondo had 15 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds for Boston, which had won three straight games. Jeff Green added 18 and Jared Sullinger had 11 points and 12 rebounds.