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Durant scores 41 to edge Hawks 111-109

AP, OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma

Kevin Durant scored 41 points, including the game-winning jumper with 1.5 seconds left, as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half to beat the Atlanta Hawks 111-109 on Monday night for their eighth consecutive victory.

Durant scored 13 in the fourth quarter, including a 16-foot, step-back jumper with 25.5 seconds remaining that put Oklahoma City ahead for the first time since the opening two minutes. Paul Millsap tied it for Atlanta before Durant knocked down the decisive 12-footer while being guarded by DeMarre Carroll.

Shelvin Mack tried to throw a pass to Millsap on the final play, but Thabo Sefolosha knocked it away.

Millsap led the Hawks with 23 points.

Durant’s 11-game streak of 30 or more points is the longest in the NBA since Tracy McGrady did it in 14 straight games in March and April 2003.

Durant had another efficient outing, shooting 15 of 25 from the field and five-for-seven from three-point range. During his streak, the star forward has had four 40-point outings.

Reggie Jackson had 18 points for Oklahoma City (36-10), who take the Western Conference’s best record into a showdown tonight against Miami, the two-time defending NBA champions.

In other NBA action, it was:

‧ Raptors 104, Nets 103

‧ Timberwolves 95, Bulls 86

‧ Suns 124, 76ers 113

‧ Clippers 114, Bucks 86

‧ Jazz 106, Kings 99

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