Kevin Durant had 28 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in just over three quarters, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder cruise to a 130-109 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday.
Russell Westbrook scored 24 points and Enes Kanter had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Thunder, who had lost six of their previous 10 games.
Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 29 points, and Tyler Zeller had 16. The Celtics lost their third straight after winning six of seven. It was their most lopsided home loss this season.
Durant has scored 20 or more points in 60 of the 61 games he’s played this season, including 53 straight.
It was Boston’s second straight loss at TD Garden following a 14-game home winning streak.
Cavaliers 99, Mavs 98: Kyrie Irving scored 33 points and made a key steal in the closing seconds, leading Cleveland — without the resting LeBron James — over Dallas. Kevin Love had 23 points and 18 rebounds for the Cavs, who are 4-12 in games without James over the past two seasons.
Wizards 117, Bulls 96: John Wall had 29 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds for Washington, outplaying Chicago’s Derrick Rose, who returned after missing two games with a strained left groin and finished with 16 points and four assists.
Hornets 107, Magic 99: Marvin Williams and Nicolas Batum each scored 26 points for Charlotte. The Hornets are one game behind Miami for the fourth-best record in the East.
Hawks 118, Pistons 114: Jeff Teague scored 22 points, including two crucial free throws with 17.9 seconds left, and Atlanta won for the sixth time in the past seven games.
T’wolves 114, Grizzlies 108: Zach LaVine scored 28 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points and Minnesota won.
Clippers 122, Rockets 106: DeAndre Jordan had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and L.A. never relented, topping Houston.
Pelicans 123, Kings 108: Anthony Davis had 27 points and 14 rebounds and New Orleans snapped a four-game losing streak.