Kevin Durant has 42 as Oklahoma City drops Detroit, 112-111

Kevin Durant, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Greg Monroe
Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, center, splits the defense of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, left, and Greg Monroe, right, en route to a 42 point performance in the Thunder’s 112-111 win over the Pistons.
(Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press)

Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons, 112-111, Wednesday night.

Oklahoma City (59-23) had lost two in a row, but Durant brought the Thunder back with his 14th 40-point game of the season.

at Memphis 106, Dallas 105 (OT): Mike Conley made two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Grizzlies grabbed the West’s No. 7 seed away from the Mavericks while becoming the seventh team in the conference with 50 wins.

Atlanta 111, at Milwaukee 103: The Bucks finished an NBA-worst 15-67 hours after owner Herb Kohl announced he was selling the team.


Washington 118, at Boston 102: Bradley Beal scored 27 points and the Wizards clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference. They will face Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008.

at Charlotte 91, Chicago 86 (OT): Kemba Walker scored eight of his 22 points in overtime to help the Bobcats finish the season with eight wins in their final nine games.

at New Orleans 105, Houston 100: Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists in a victory over the playoff-bound Rockets.

at Cleveland 114, Brooklyn 85: Nets’ starters Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston spent the night on the bench.


Philadelphia 100, at Miami 87: The lowly 76ers got their second win of the season over the Heat, which rested LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen.

at New York 95, Toronto 92: The Knicks wrapped up a disappointing season by rallying from 21 points down.

Indiana 101, at Orlando 86: The Pacers rested their key players and the Magic (23-59) lost for the 16th time in 20 games.

Utah 136, at Minnesota 130 (2 OT): The Timberwolves’ Kevin Love scored 19 points on four-for-15 shooting in what could be Rick Adelman’s last game as an NBA coach.

Phoenix 104, at Sacramento 99: Archie Goodwin scored 12 of his career-high 29 points in the fourth quarter for the Suns.

Golden State 116, at Denver 112: Jordan Crawford scored a career-high 41 points and Harrison Barnes added 30 for the Warriors.

Lakers 113, at San Antonio 100

at Portland 110, Clippers 104