Durant extends scoring streak as OKC beats Denver
Thunder 117, Nuggets 96
Kevin Durant scored 27 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a victory over the Denver Nuggets.
Durant has now scored at least 25 points in 35 consecutive games and is five away from tying Michael Jordan's all-time record since the NBA merger in 1976. Durant also had eight assists and shot 10-for-21 from the field.
Oklahoma City (52-18) played without Russell Westbrook, out with a knee injury.
The injury-plagued Nuggets (32-39) were never really in contention the entire night.
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Grizzlies 109, Timberwolves 92
Mike Conley scored 23 points, Zach Randolph added 17 and Marc Gasol registered a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves (34-35) lost for the 16th time in their past 18 meetings with the Grizzlies (42-28).
Minnesota were led by forward Kevin Love's 16 points.
Memphis survived a scare late in the third quarter when Conley fell to the floor after apparently re-injuring his ankle. Conley, who missed seven games in early February after spraining his right ankle, returned to start the fourth quarter, however.
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Pelicans 109, Nets 104
Anthony Morrow overcame a frigid shooting night to bury a pair of three-pointers in overtime, and New Orleans got a season-high 33 points from Tyreke Evans to erase a 22-point, third-quarter deficit and defeat the Brooklyn Nets.
Morrow's first long-range jumper came just seconds after coach Monty Williams tried to pull him from the game for his 2-of-10 shooting but had the substitution disallowed.
Anthony Davis, who scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, had a monster defensive play down the stretch for the Pelicans (30-40), swallowing up a layup attempt by Mason Plumlee.
The Nets (37-32) were paced by Paul Pierce with 24 points and Deron Williams with 23.