NBA Tuesday night round up: Kevin Durant scores 42 points in three quarters for Thunder win

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Six games in the NBA on Tuesday Night with Kevin Durant scoring 42 points in only three quarters and Klay Thompson of the Warriors hitting a game-winner to down the Indiana Pacers.

Kevin Durant didn't play in the fourth quarter for the Thunder but still managed 42 points in a 125-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

His partner in crime Russell Westbrook managed the 2nd fastest triple double in NBA history as he recorded 13 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds in only 20 minutes of action.

Klay Thompson made a 12-foot turn around jump-shot with 0.6 seconds left on the clock to bring the Warriors a shock victory in Indiana over the East-leading Pacers 98-96.

Thompson scored 16 of his 25 points in the final quarter of the contest to end Indiana's five game winning streak, David West notched 27 points and Paul George had 26 in the home loss.

Houston defended their home court against the visiting LeBron James and the Miami Heat as Dwight Howard had 22 points and 16 rebounds in the 106-103 victory.

LeBron admitted to feeling 'extremely tired' and looked very fatigued as the rugged play of Patrick Beverly set the tone for the Rockets as they doused the surging Heat in Houston.

The early game of the day wasn't a close affair as the San Antonio Spurs ventured into Cleveland and came away with a big win over the Irving-led Cavaliers 122-101.

The three point shooting of the Spurs was enough to push them past the lowly Cavaliers as they were lead by Danny Green who scored 24 points, Kyrie Irving mustered 24 points in response but it wasn't enough in a Cavs home loss.

Matt Barnes scored a season-high 28 points in a close win over the Phoenix Suns as the Los Angeles Clippers extend their current win streak to five games after the 104-96 outcome.

Blake Griffin also added 22 points in the game and PJ Tucker top scored for the Suns with 18 points, unfortunately for Phoenix they look set to be without Leandro Barbosa for quite some time after he suffered a broken left hand in the first half.

The final game of the evening was the late finish between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans, a high scoring affair went down to the wire with the Pelicans emerging the eventual winners with a scoreline of 132-125.

Both Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon finished with 28 points as the Pelicans invade Staples Center and came away with the important win.

That's the round up of the basketball action on Tuesday night in the NBA.


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