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21 March NBA Recap: Durant dominant again for OKC; Rockets rock T'Wolves

James Harden hit six three-pointers as the Rockets cruised to an easy win over Minnesota ©GettyImages
James Harden hit six three-pointers as the Rockets cruised to an easy win over Minnesota ©GettyImages.

Thunder 102, Cavaliers 92

Kevin Durant extended his streak of games with at least 25 points to 33 contests, as Oklahoma City rolled in Cleveland. 

Durant had 35 points and added 11 rebounds and six assists. 

The 25-plus scoring streak is the longest of its kind in the NBA since Michael Jordan scored at least 25 points in 40 straight games in the '86-'87 season.

Serge Ibaka added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder, who were without Russell Westbrook, who was out with regular rest for his knee.

Kyrie Irving and Luol Deng both missed the game for Cleveland, but Dion Waiters led the Cavs with 30 points. 

The win was the 50th on the season for the Thunder, making them the third 50-win team this season, behind San Antonio and Indiana.

Rockets 129, Timberwolves 106

Kevin Love had 29 points, but he was just about all of the consistent offense the T'Wolves could find, as the Rockets shot 58 percent from the floor, and Minnesota just couldn't keep up.

James Harden led seven Rockets in double-digits with 28 points on 9-of-16 from the field, including 6-of-10 from three point land.

Omer Asik made the start at center and added 12 points. Dwight Howard was out resting a strained ankle

Also for the Rockets, Dontas Motiejunas has a career high 20 points off the bench.

Houston is fourth in the western conference standing, just a game and a half back of the Los Angeles Clippers for the three-seed.

Trail Blazers 116, Wizards 103

The Blazers were without LaMarcus Aldridge for the fourth straight game, because of a sore back, but it did not slow down the Portland back court.

Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard combine for 51 points, and Lillard added 10 assists, as Portland wound for the third time int their last four games.

Sitting in the five spot in the west playoffs, the Blazers are trying to gather a head of steam heading in to the post season after losing five o six before this mini hot streak.

John Wall had a big night for the Wizards in the loss with 24 points and 14 assists.

Warriors 115, Bucks 110

Stephen Curry had 31 points on 9-of-14 shooting, and added 11 assists in the Warriors win. David Lee also had a double-double with 22 points ans 12 boards, and Klay Thompson had 29 points.

Golden State has now won eight of its last 10 games, and with just 12 games left, Golden State is six wins away from its first 50-win season in 20 years.

Brandon Knight had 27 points and six assists, and Ramon Sessions had 18 points off the bench.

Four other Bucks, including Ersan Ilyasova and Giannis Antetokounmpo, scored 11 points each.  

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