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Kevin Durant's big half helps Thunder end skid

Kevin Durant scored 30 of his 37 points in the second half Friday night, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder snap a three-game losing streak with a 113-107 victory over the visiting Memphis Grizzlies.

Russell Westbrook had 21 points and six assists in 28 minutes, Serge Ibaka had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Reggie Jackson scored 14 points for the Thunder, which had lost every game since Westbrook returned from his latest knee surgery.

Mike Miller scored all 19 of his points in the fourth quarter to help Memphis nearly erase the 16-point deficit they'd faced heading into the period. Marc Gasol had 17 points and Zach Randolph had 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who had won five of six.

Golden State 126, at New York 103: Stephen Curry had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in three quarters, Klay Thompson scored 25 points, and the Warriors sent the Knicks to a fifth straight loss. Returning to the site of his sensational shooting performance of a year ago, when he scored a career-high 54 points and made 11 of 13 three-point attempts, Curry showed off his entire skill set this time with his fourth career triple-double and third this season. He and Thompson each made five three-pointers. Carmelo Anthony had 23 points and 16 rebounds for New York but missed 19 of 26 shots.

Chicago 100, at Dallas 91: Taj Gibson had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Mike Dunleavy hit a go-ahead three-pointer and the Bulls used a 10-0 run to overtake the Mavericks in the fourth quarter and win for the eighth time in nine games. Dallas' winning streak ended at four games.

at Cleveland 99, Utah 79: Kyrie Irving had 21 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, his first career triple-double and the first by a Cavaliers player since LeBron James on March 16, 2010, at Detroit.

at San Antonio 92, Charlotte 82: Tim Duncan had 17 points and 16 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 15 and the Spurs used a balanced offense to overcome a sluggish start. Al Jefferson led the Bobcats with 20 points.

at Phoenix 116, New Orleans 104: Goran Dragic, who missed the previous game because of a sore ankle, scored a career-high 40 points as the Suns ended a three-game skid.

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