Thunder strike again

  • Last Updated: December 15 2012, 7:31 GMT

A review of Friday's action in the National Basketball Association as Oklahoma Thunder won again.

Durant: 31 pooints
Durant: 31 pooints

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The streaking Oklahoma City Thunder made it 10 straight wins as they topped the Sacramento Kings 113-103 behind 31 points from Kevin Durant.

Sacramento rallied from 24 down to within 103-98 in the closing stages, but Oklahoma City proved too strong.

Serge Ibaka had a big night at both ends of the court with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

The Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing streak as Kobe Bryant scored 30 points in a 102-96 victory over the Washington Wizards.

Jodie Meeks added 24 off the bench while Dwight Howard battled foul trouble to score 12 with 14 rebounds.

The Brooklyn Nets needed two overtimes to edge out the Detroit Pistons 107-105.

Joe Johnson hit a jump-shot on the buzzer at the end of the second overtime to seal it, taking him to 28 points on the night.

Gerald Wallace added 25 and 10 rebounds for the Nets, who let go a 17-point lead in regulation.

A post-game scoring change gave George Hill the first triple-double of his career as the Indiana Pacers beat the Philadelphia 76ers.

Hill was originally credited with 15 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, but an official scoring change after the game gave him the landmark.

Paul George led the scoring with 28 points.

Monta Ellis went off for a season-high 33 points as the Milwaukee Bucks rolled to a fourth straight win, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 90-86.

The Toronto Raptors finished strong to end a six-game losing streak with a 95-74 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, with Linas Kleiza scoring 20, 12 of them in the fourth quarter.

James Harden's 21 points helped the Houston Rockets to a 101-89 win over the Boston Celtics, while JJ Redick had 16 points in the Orlando Magic's 99-85 win over the Golden State Warriors.

Nikola Pekovic had a season-high 31 points while Andrei Kirilenko collected 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New Orleans Hornets 113-102.

Andre Igoudala had 20 points as the Denver Nuggets held on to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 99-95.


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