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Oklahoma City Thunder hit back to defeat Utah Jazz in overtime

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The Oklahoma City Thunder came good at the right time as they recovered from 16 points behind to beat the Utah Jazz in overtime.

Kevin Durant had just two points in the first half but finished with 31 while Russell Westbrook had 25 points, four of them early in the extra period, and 11 rebounds in OKC's 104-98 win. Rodney Hood led Utah with 23 points.

The win takes the Thunder five games clear of their opponents at the NBA Northwest Division summit.

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Atlantic Division leaders the Toronto Raptors snapped out of a slow start with 14 first-quarter points from Luis Scola in what became a comfortable 96-76 win over the hapless Philadelphia 76ers. Scola finished with 22 and DeMar DeRozan had 25.

The Miami Heat left it late to overcome the Memphis Grizzlies, trailing for the whole second half until Dwyane Wade's jump shot with 22 seconds to go put them 98-97 up. A pair of Justise Winslow free throws made the final score 100-97, Chris Bosh with 22 points while Memphis' Jeff Green led all scorers with 26.

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The Phoenix Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 108-101 with 25 points from Brandon Knight and 23 from Eric Bledsoe. Zach LaVine had 28 for the T-Wolves.

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Russell Westbrook
Oklahoma City Thunder
Northwest Division
Western Conference
NBA

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