Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook pour in 74 points as the Thunder down the Knicks

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A season-high 44 points from Kevin Durant helped the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the New York Knicks 128-122 in overtime.

With 16.2 seconds left in regulation Durant hit the tying jumper and then scored seven points in overtime. Durant, who grabbed 14 rebounds, also hit four straight free throws in the final 30 seconds to finish with 16 out of 18 from the line.

The Thunder bounced back from a defeat to Brooklyn on Sunday to make it eight wins from nine games, Russell Westbrook opening overtime with a basket from his total of 30 points, to which he added 10 assists and eight rebounds.

For the Knicks, who were without injured leading scorer Carmelo Anthony, Langston Galloway scored 21 points and Derrick Williams added 19 points and 10 rebounds.

The Los Angeles Clippers held off a comeback from the Indiana Pacers to win 91-89 with Chris Paul scoring 26 points and JJ Redick contributing 19.

Without All-Star forward Blake Griffin because of a broken hand suffered in an off-court incident the Clippers went to a 29-16 record.

Paul George returned 31 points and 11 rebounds and Myles Turner scored 16 as Indiana lost a third straight game to go to 23-22.

The Philadelphia 76ers continued their improvement after a poor start to the season with a 113-103 win over the Phoenix Suns.

Ish Smith had 20 points and nine assists and Robert Covington scored 19 points. Archie Goodwin led the Suns with 26.

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each scored 27 points as the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-98.

Wade also had eight assists and four rebounds. Justise Winslow added 13 points and seven rebounds.

For the Nets Andrea Bargnani scored 20 points and Joe Johnson 15.

Toronto Raptors' All-Star starter Kyle Lowry scored 29 points in the 106-89 defeat of the Washington Wizards before leaving with a hand injury in the final minutes.

A ninth straight win matched a franchise-best for the Raptors as J onas Valanciunas had 13 points and 12 rebounds.

John Wall led the way for the Wizards with 18 points and 14 assists.

Coach Jason Kidd was back on the bench for the first time since hip surgery in late December as the Milwaukee Bucks sent the Orlando Magic to a seventh straight loss, winning 107-100. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton both scored 25 points for the Bucks.

The Portland Trail Blazers beat the Sacramento Kings 112-97 and the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 92-90.

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