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NBA Friday night round-up: Durant scores 51 to help OKC to 2OT win

Kevin Durant's impressive night for OKC stole the headlines
Kevin Durant's impressive night for OKC stole the headlines.

Kevin Durant stole the headlines on a night with 10 NBA games as his 51-point game saw the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Toronto Raptors in 2OT.

Oklahoma City Thunder 119-118 Toronto Raptors

NBA MVP candidate Kevin Durant dominated a dramatic night in Toronto as his three-pointer with 1.7 left in the second period of over-time game the Thunder a one point win.

Durant lead the scoring for Oklahoma City but was tied with Reggie Jackson on 11 to lead the teams on rebounds both having one offensive and 11 defensive rebounds each.

DeMar DeRozan led the Toronto Raptors on the night scoring 33 points while Jonas Valanciunas led the team in rebounds with 13 but it wasn't enough as they fell in the game of the night.

New York Knicks 93-92 Philadelphia 76ers

A late Thaddeus Young lay-up brings Philadelphia within a point of snapping their losing streak but they couldn't stop it extending to 23 and matching the NBA's second longest losing streak.

Amar'e Stoudemire led the Knicks on the night with 22 points but was tied with Tyson Chandler on 11 for rebounds on the night to see the Knicks gain their eighth straight win.

Michael Carter- Williams hit 22 points in the game and both he and Henry Sims both got 13 rebounds and Carter Williams even got 9 assists but it wasnt enough for Philadelphia.

Memphis Grizzlies 86-91 Miami Heat

Miami Heat outscored the Memphis Grizzlies in the fourth quarter to cap off a five point win over the Western conference play-off hopefuls.

LeBron James was outscored by team-mate Ray Allen who had 18 points on the night but James ruled the rebounds and assists chart with 6 overall rebounds and 7 assists as the Heat win in a crucial week.

Memphis Zach Randolph led the game in scoring with 25 points and had 14 rebounds but the Grizzlies fell short against Miami.

Detroit Pistons 92-98 Phoenix Suns

Eric Bledsoe had a big fourth quarter for the Suns as they ran out six point winners over the Detroit Pistons.

Bledsoe scored 23 points on the night while Markleff Morris had eight rebounds to help lead the Suns to victory.

Rodney Stuckey tied with Bledsoe on 23 on the night but it wasn't enough for the Pistons who fell to their fourth straight loss.

New Orleans Pelicans 111-105 Atlanta Hawks

Anthony Davis returned for New Orleans and outscored everyone on the court to guide the Pelicans past the Hawks.

Davis put up 34 points and 11 rebounds in the game and put in a great performance to guide the Pelicans to victory ahead of clash with Miami.

Jeff Teague led the Hawks on the night but they still fell to a home loss to the Pelicans.

Washington Wizards 117-107 LA Lakers

The Washington Wizards ran out winners beating the LA Lakers by 10 points with John Wall scoring 28 points on the night.

The Wizards outscored the Lakers in the first and fourth quarter to wrap up the victory and snap a two game losing streak.

Nick Young and Jodie Meeks both hit 21 points for the Lakers but they still fell in Washington.

Chicago Bulls 79-91 Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers went on a 19-0 run in the third quarter to set themselves on the road to victory over the Chicago Bulls.

Paul George had a night to remember after his triple-double helped set up a Pacers win with Luis Scola leading the team with 19 points.

D.J. Augustin and Jimmy Butler both scored 17 points on the night but couldn't guide the Bulls to victory.

Denver Nuggets 106-122 Dallas Mavericks

Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki combined for 47 in order to lead the Mavericks to a massive 16 point victory over the Denver Nuggets.

Ellis scored 26 on the night while Nowitzki hit 21 as the Mavericks ran riot at home against Denver.

J.J. Hickson had a memorable night leading Denver in points with 18 and rebounds with eight but couldn't take them to victory in Dallas.

Boston Celtics 98-114 Brooklyn Nets

The Brooklyn Nets ran out dominant winners to condemn the Celtics to their sixth loss in seven games.

Joe Johnson led the Nets with 27 points as they have now won three in a row ahead of their three game road trip starting in Dallas.

Boston saw Avery Bradley put up 28 points in the game and run out as the games highest scorer but still fell to a heavy defeat.

San Antonio Spurs 99-79 Sacramento Kings

The Spurs strolled to their 12th consecutive win after outscoring the Kings in all four quarters.

Marco Bellnelli led the Spurs in scoring with 17 while Tiago Splitter had 11 rebounds on the night and helped guide San Antonio to easy victory.

Isaiah Thomas topped the Kings on scoring but they fell to their third defeat in four games.

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