Monday night game round-up: Kevin Durant helps the Thunder defeat the Raptors

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Thunder 119, Raptors 100

Kevin Durant scored 34 points, and Russell Westbrook added a triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder improved their winning streak to eight games with an 119-100 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night at Air Canada Centre.

Westbrook added another triple-double after he scored 26 points and added 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Durant had eight rebounds and eight assists alongside his 34 points on the night.

For the Raptors, DeMar DeRozan was the team's highest point scorer with 19, adding two rebounds and five assists.

Hawks 102, Bulls 100

Atlanta Hawks' Jeff Teague scored 26 points, adding seven assists as his side went on to win over the Chicago Bulls at the United Center.

Paul Millsap scored 11 points, with 11 rebounds and he also blocked six shots for the Hawks. His teammate Al Horford also supported his side with a double-double when he scored 14 points combined with 10 rebounds.

Atlanta improved their winning streak to four games, increasing their record to 9-1 in its past 10 games. Derrick Rose was the highest scorer on the night for the Bulls with 20 points.

Spurs 101, Grizzlies 87

San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge scored 31 points and grasped 13 rebounds as he helped his side to a 101-87 win over the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum.

Aldridge finished 11-for-16 from the floor and 9-for-11 at the foul line. He also had three assists and two blocks in 31 minutes.

Kawhi Leonard was missing for the Spurs with a quad contusion, and they also rested Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Off the bench, Patty Mills scored 17 points, adding four assists, and Kyle Anderson also provided 13 points, seven assists and four steals. Boris Diaw contributed 13 points and six rebounds.

For the Grizzlies, four players scored double-figures, with Vince Carter tallying highest amount with 14 points.

Pelicans 99, Knicks 91

Before taking an accidental elbow to the eye, New Orleans Pelicans' Jrue Holiday scored 10 of his team-high 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead his team to a 99-91 victory over the New York Knicks at the Smoothie King Center.

Holiday's final basket, a 17-foot jumper, provided New Orleans with a 92-85 lead with only 1:19 left, completing an 8-0 run. This was before he took an elbow to the face from Knicks center Robin Lopez on an inbounds play with 56 seconds left on the clock, an incident which he did not return from.

For the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony matched Holiday's points total of 22, adding five rebounds and five assists, while Kristaps Porzingis contributed 16 points with 10 rebounds and two assists. 

Timberwolves 121, Suns 116

Andrew Wiggins led all scorers with 32 points, and he helped his Minnesota Timberwolves to a 121-116 win over the Phoenix Suns at Target Center.  Karl Anthony Towns also added 27 points for the Timberwolves, and also 10 rebounds and five assists.

This was Minnesota's third win in four games, and they have averaged 122 points per game in every single one of those wins.

The Timberwolves led late in the third quarter by as many as 20 but watched the Suns go on a 23-4 run during the end of the third and first half of the fourth. They managed to do enough to earn the win in the end. Devin Booker and Brandon Knight were the top scorers for the Suns on the night, with 30 points each.

Heat 110, Nets 99

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade had 30 points and nine assists to lead his side to an 110-99 victory over the Brooklyn Nets at American Airlines Arena.

Despite injuring his thumb in the first half, Wade, who was 14 out of 19 with shots from the floor, scored 17 of his points in the first half.

Hassan Whiteside contributed a career-high of 27 points for the Heat. Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow also scored 16 and 13 points respectively. For the Nets,  Brook Lopez was their best scorer on the night with 26 points. Thaddeus Young also added 20 points for Brooklyn.

Mavericks 97, Nuggets 88

J.J. Barea had 18 points and 11 assists for the Dallas Mavericks, and Dwight Powell had a career-high of 16 points as they defeated the Denver Nuggets 97-88 at the Pepsi Center.

The win helped the Mavericks move into a tie with the Houston Rockets for the eighth position in the Western Conference. Will Barton scored 23 for the Nuggets but it wasn't enough.

Dallas still control their playoff fate despite the fact they had lost 10 of the last 12 since the start of March as a gap emerged between themselves and the Rockets. The Mavericks play Houston at home on April 6 and the Utah Jazz, who are in seventh in the conference, in Utah on April 11.

Jazz 123, Lakers 75

The Utah Jazz demolished the Los Angeles Lakers, as they won 123-75 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. Rodney Hood was the best player on the night after he scored 30 points.

Shelvin Mack and Trevor Booker scored 17 points apiece for the Jazz, while Lou Williams was the top scorer for the Lakers with 16. Kobe Bryant only managed to score five points.

Trail Blazers 105, Kings 93

The Sacramento Kings' decision to rest starters DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and Rajon Rondo, came back to haunt them as the Portland Trail Blazers won 105-93 at the Moda Center. Portland held the lead for the majority of the game and by as many as 28 points.

Allen Crabbe helped the Blazers improved their playoff hopes by scoring 21 points, while Seth Curry was the Kings' best scorer on the night with 21 points as well.

Clippers 114, Celtics 90

The Los Angeles Clippers won 114-90 against the Boston Celtics at the Staples Center.

Isaiah Thomas was the top scorer on the night overall with 24 points, while Austin Rivers was the best scorer for the Clippers with 16 points. 

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