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Warriors shut down Oklahoma City


The Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, right, goes for a basket under pressure from DeMarre Carroll of the Atlanta Hawks during their game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday.

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The Golden State Warriors harried Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook out of their rhythm en route to a 117-91 victory — their third consecutive win over the Thunder.

Durant finished with three-for-16 and 14 points, thanks mostly to seven-of-11 foul shooting. He also had 10 rebounds.

Westbrook led the Thunder with 22 points, but it took him 21 shots to get there. He misfired 16 times and, like Durant, did much of his scoring from the free-throw line (11-for-14).

Hawks 107, Clippers 98

The sizzling Atlanta Hawks captured their eighth win in a row over a Western Conference foe, their best run since the 1997-1998 season, beating the Los Angeles Clippers on the road.

Paul Millsap scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Jeff Teague added 20 points, nine assists and four steals as the Hawks (26-8) won their fifth straight and the 10th in their past 11 games.

Mavericks 96, Nets 88 (OT)

Dirk Nowitzki moved into sole possession of seventh place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list by hitting a clinching three-pointer with 34.8 seconds remaining in overtime, as the Dallas Mavericks ran their winning streak to six games with a victory over the Brooklyn Nets.

Nowitzki, who needed 13 points to surpass Hall of Famer Moses Malone, finished with 15 points.

Trail Blazers 98, Lakers 94

Damian Lillard scored 39 points and made the go-ahead basket with 36 seconds remaining as Portland rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat Los Angeles.

Lillard hit four three-pointers, and scored 16 points during the fourth quarter to lead the Trail Blazers (27-8). He has scored at least 39 points in three of his past nine games.

LaMarcus Aldridge added 21 points, and reserve center Meyers Leonard had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Portland.

Jordan Hill led Los Angeles (11-24) with 23 points. Five Lakers scored in double figures, including Jeremy Lin with 14 points.

Pacers 105, Jazz 101

Center Roy Hibbert scored 22 points as the Indiana Pacers staved off a furious fourth-quarter rally by Utah to beat the Jazz. Utah cut an eight-point deficit inside the final minute to one point before falling short.

In other games on Monday, it was:

‧ 76ers 95, Cavaliers 92

‧ Bulls 114, Rockets 105

‧ Wizards 92, Pelicans 85

‧ Hornets 104, Celtics 95

‧ Nuggets 110, T’wolves 101

‧ Grizzlies 105, Knicks 83

Additional reporting by AP

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