NBA playoff scores: Kevin Durant, Nate Robinson among Saturday's standout performers


Kevin Durant showed that the Thunder might be okay without Russell Westbrook and Nate Robinson had a career-defining game as the Bulls beat the Nets.

The Oklahoma City Thunder lost Russell Westbrook for the entirety of the playoffs with a torn meniscus, but Kevin Durant showed Saturday that the loss doesn't necessarily mean Oklahoma City's playoff run will be a short one.

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Durant scored 41 points with 14 rebounds and four assists, leading the Thunder to a 104-101 road win over the Houston Rockets to take a 3-0 lead in the series. The Thunder could complete the sweep with a win in Game 4 Monday.

The Thunder started the game strong, out-scoring Houston 39-19 in the first quarter and taking a 17-point lead into the half. Houston had a strong third quarter, holding Oklahoma City to just 14 points to get back into the game, but the Thunder held on late.

Serge Ibaka had 17 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks and Reggie Jackson, starting in place of Westbrook, scored 14 points. Kevin Martin scored 12 points off the bench.

James Harden led Houston with 30 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Chandler Parsons scored 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting. Francisco Garcia and Carlos Delfino combined for 29 points off the bench.

Chicago Bulls 142, Brooklyn Nets 134 (3 OT)

With the Bulls trailing by 14 points and under three minutes remaining, Nate Robinson dominated the fourth quarter, scoring 23 of his 34 points, including a personal 12-0 scoring run, to help the Bulls force overtime and eventually beat the Nets. Robinson's 23 fourth-quarter points were one shy of Michael Jordan's playoff franchise record.

Kirk Hinrich had 18 points and 14 assists for the Bulls, Joakim Noah had 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks and Jimmy Butler and Luol Deng had 16 and 15 points, respectively.

Deron Williams had 32 points and ten assists for the Nets and Brook Lopez scored 26. Joe Johnson scored 22 points. Chicago leads the series, 3-1.

Atlanta Hawks 90, Indiana Pacers 69

Al Horford had 26 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks and the Hawks held the Pacers to just 27 percent shooting while cutting Indiana's series lead to 2-1 Saturday.

Josh Smith scored 14 points and Jeff Teague scored 13 for the Hawks. David West led Indiana with 18 points.

Memphis Grizzlies 104, Los Angeles Clippers 83

The Grizzlies evened their series with the Clippers behind a strong defensive effort that virtually eliminated the entire Clippers' supporting cast from contributing. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul scored 19 points each, but the team's three other starters combined to shoot just 1-of-13.

Marc Gasol had 24 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and three blocks for the Grizzlies. Zach Randolph had 24 points and nine rebounds and Mike Conley and Tayshaun Prince scored 15 points each.

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