NEW YORK — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook had 25 points and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Brooklyn Nets 117-111 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory.
Serge Ibaka added 18 points and Thabo Sefolosha 14 for the Thunder, who revved up the NBA's No. 1 offense to surpass 100 points in a 10th straight game for the first time in 15 years. They beat the Nets for the seventh consecutive time, but had to work much harder for this win than they have lately.
Oklahoma City had won its last four by 25 points a game.
Deron Williams scored a season-high 33 points for the Nets, who had their six-game home winning streak snapped.
PHILADELPHIA — Josh Howard had 16 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Alexey Shved hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 for the Timberwolves, who raced to a 23-point lead in the first half.
Kevin Love had six points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota on a night where he was hardly needed to turn in his usual dominant double-double performance. Jose Barea came off the bench and finished with 11 points and 10 assists, and three other Minnesota reserves also reached double figures.
The Timberwolves made 11 of their first 19 3-point attempts after coming in shooting 27 percent from long range this season.
WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards can't beat many teams, but they beat the best: LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
Jordan Crawford led Washington with 22 points, including three free throws in the final 11 seconds, while James missed a potentially tying 3-pointer with 3.9 to go.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Zach Randolph had 38 points and 22 rebounds, setting season highs in both categories, to carry the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory over the Phoenix Suns.
HOUSTON — Toney Douglas had a season-high 22 points and Greg Smith added a career-best 21 to help the Houston Rockets rally for a win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
CHICAGO — Paul George scored 34 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a win over the Chicago Bulls.