Thunder falls to Mavericks, 109-86

Thunder falls to Mavericks, 109-86
Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki tries to block a shot by Thunder forward Kevin Durant in the third quarter Sunday. (Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press)

Shawn Marion scored 19 points, Vince Carter had 18 and the Dallas Mavericks beat Oklahoma City, 109-86, on Sunday night, ending a seven-game regular-season losing streak to the Thunder.

Kevin Durant scored 30 points for Oklahoma City, his 26th straight game of 25 or more, the longest such streak since Michael Jordan did so in 40 straight games during the 1986-87 season.

The Mavericks became only the third Western Conference team to win this season in Oklahoma City, joining Portland and the Clippers. The loss dropped Oklahoma City two games behind San Antonio in the race for the top spot in the West.

Oklahoma City played without three usual starters — the injured Kendrick Perkins and Thabo Sefolosha and All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook, who was given a game off to rest his surgically repaired knee.

at Miami 113, Houston 104: Ray Allen scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter and moved into 21st place on the NBA's scoring list, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 24 and the Heat won for the second time in seven games. Allen has 24,370 career points, two more than Allen Iverson.

at New Orleans 121, Boston 120 (OT): Anthony Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds for the Pelicans, and Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws in overtime.

Golden State 113, at Portland 112: Stephen Curry scored 28 of his 37 points in the second half and Klay Thompson made the go-ahead three-pointer with 11.1 seconds remaining for the Warriors.

at San Antonio 122, Utah 104: Manu Ginobili scored 21 points and the Spurs won their 10th in a row and reached 50 wins for the 15th consecutive season.

Phoenix 121, at Toronto 113: Markieff Morris had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Gerald Green scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter for the Suns.

at Minnesota 104, Sacramento 102: Kevin Love had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Timberwolves.

Charlotte 101, at Milwaukee 92: Kemba Walker scored 21 points and Al Jefferson had 16 of his 20 in the second half for the Bobcats.