Fri, Jan 24, 2014 - Page 19 News List

Durant lifts Thunder over Spurs

POINTS MACHINE:The Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant scored more than 30 points for his ninth game in a row to help them to their fifth straight victory



In Toronto, Ontario, DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 40 points, Greivis Vasquez had 17 and the Raptors snapped a two-game skid by beating the Mavericks.

Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who overcame a 21-point first-quarter deficit.

Monta Ellis had 21 points, and Jose Calderon and Brandan Wright each had 13 for Dallas, but the Mavericks hurt themselves with 21 turnovers, including nine in the fourth quarter.

Dallas played without forward Dirk Nowitzki, who got the night off to rest as the Mavericks played for the 11th time in 18 days.

In other play, it was:

‧ Bobcats 95, Clippers 91

‧ Celtics 113, Wizards 111, OT

‧ 76ers 110, Knicks 106

‧ Rockets 119, Kings 98

‧ Bucks 104, Pistons 101

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