NBA Wrap: Thunder squeeze past Knicks

NBA Wrap: Thunder squeeze past Knicks
March 8, 2013, 2:30 am
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Kevin Durant scored 34 points in the Thunder's 95-94 win over the Knicks. (AP)

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The Sixers were off on Thursday as they get ready to face the red-hot Miami Heat (see story).

Now, let's look at Thursday's game action from around the league.

Thunder edge Knicks
NEW YORK -- Kevin Durant had 34 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 1:38 left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder pulled out a 95-94 victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night.

Russell Westbrook struggled over the final three quarters but finished with 21 points, six rebounds and five assists in the Thunder's first trip to New York since Dec. 22, 2010. Durant also had eight boards and six assists.

Oklahoma City posted its third straight win, fighting off a spirited effort by a Knicks team missing All-Star Carmelo Anthony.

J.R. Smith scored a season-high 36 points for the Knicks, but missed a turnaround jumper that would have won it as time ran out.

Anthony missed his second straight game with what the Knicks said is a stiff and sore right knee (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

Nuggets pull away from Clippers
DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets routed the surging Los Angeles Clippers 107-92 on Thursday night, riding 21 points from Ty Lawson and 20 from Danilo Gallinari to their 12th straight home win.

Seven Nuggets scored in double figures as Denver won its seventh straight overall and improved to 27-3 at home, tied with the Miami Heat for best in the NBA.

Despite 19 points from Matt Barnes and 17 from Blake Griffin, the Clippers saw their five-game road winning streak come to an end (see full recap).

- The Associated Press

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