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NBA scores 2013: Thunder smack Rockets, Warriors outlast Cavaliers in OT

Kevin Durant outplayed James Harden, the Warriors overcame Kyrie Irving clutchness and a look at the rest of the action in the NBA on Sunday night.

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James Harden returned to Oklahoma City for the first time this season, but it was Kevin Durant who stole the show as the Thunder dismantled the Rockets 117-86 on Sunday night. Durant had 33 points and 13 rebounds while shooting 11-of-17 from the field.

As brilliant as Durant was, Harden was the exact opposite. The former Thunder third wheel scored just nine points on 2-of-9 shooting, part of a 36.5 percent shooting night for Houston. The Rockets did have a somewhat legitimate excuse, as it was their fourth game in five days.

With Russell Westbrook sidelined due to yet another knee surgery, Durant got all the help he would need from the young guard duo of Jeremy Lamb and Reggie Jackson. Lamb had 22 points off the bench, while Jackson had 16 points and eight assists.

Oklahoma City shot 57.3 percent for the game and went 10-of-22 from long range.

Golden State Warriors 108, Cleveland Cavaliers 104 (OT)

Kyrie Irving forced overtime with a crazy three-pointer, but the Warriors recovered and still managed to come out ahead in the end. The victory was the fifth in a row for Golden State.

Stephen Curry struggled with his shooting in the second half, but he hit a huge shot in overtime and finished with 29 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds. David Lee added 19 points.

The Warriors appeared on the verge of winning in regulation after Draymond Green nailed a three-point with just over a minute left, but then Irving did this in the final seconds:


The game went to overtime after Curry missed a last-second attempt, and after the Cavaliers went up 104-102 with just under three minutes to go, the Warriors finished the game on a 6-0 run.

Irving had 27 points and nine assists in the losing effort.

Orlando Magic 109, Atlanta Hawks 102

Arron Afflalo had 21 points and all five Magic starters scored in double figures in a nice win over Atlanta. Seven Magic players in total had double-digit points.

One of those players was Tobias Harris, and he did this to poor Paul Millsap:


Orlando shot 55.4 percent from the field, which helped make up for the fact that Atlanta made 15 threes on the night.

Jeff Teague continued his stretch of strong play with 22 points and eight assists. Kyle Korver had just eight points, but he extended his streak of games with a made three-pointer to 100.

San Antonio Spurs 112, Sacramento Kings 104

The Kings came one quarter away from a weekend featuring wins over the two teams from the 2013 NBA Finals, but the Spurs dominated the fourth quarter to secure a comeback victory.

Manu Ginobili delivered a monster performance off the bench, scoring 28 points on 9-of-16 shooting. Tony Parker had 22 points and seven assists, while Tim Duncan added a double-double. San Antonio outscored Sacramento 31-17 in the fourth quarter after entering the final frame down six.

DeMarcus Cousins, Isaiah Thomas and Rudy Gay all played well for the Kings, combining for 80 points. But the defense was non-existent and there was little help from any other players.

Philadelphia 76ers 111, Los Angeles Lakers 104

Thaddeus Young had 25 points and Evan Turner had 22 to lead the scuffling Sixers past the scuffling Lakers.

Philadelphia entered the game having lost 13 straight road games, but the banged-up Lakers proved to be the perfect remedy for that issue. Los Angeles has lost five games in a row and can't stop anybody right now. Making matters even worse is that Xavier Henry left the game with a strained knee.

Nick Young had 26 points for the Lakers, but he shot just 6-of-21 overall and 2-of-11 from three. Los Angeles turned the ball over 20 times and shot 36.9 percent for the game.

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