OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 40 points while Russell Westbrook added eight of his 16 points in overtime to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Dallas 111-105 on Thursday night for their 11th straight win at home.
Serge Ibaka added 19 points and matched his season-high with 17 rebounds as Oklahoma City charged back from 10 points down in the final 7:17 of regulation and found a way to win after losing back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Darren Collison scored a season-best 32 points for Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki scored nine points in his second game back after offseason knee surgery, showing some rust down the stretch.
Westbrook turned the game around with six straight points after the Mavs had gone up 104-101 on Chris Kaman’s bucket inside midway through overtime.
NEW YORK — Raymond Felton has returned to New York, where a decision will be made about how to treat his broken right pinky finger.
The point guard flew home Thursday, a day after X-rays
in Phoenix revealed the fracture.
Felton was injured during the Knicks’ loss to the Lakers on Christmas. He speculated he might need surgery and perhaps miss a month, but no decision has been made.
Felton is averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 assists, helping the Knicks to a 21-8 start.
But his shot has been off lately while he battled hand pain, dropping his shooting percentage below 40 percent.
The Knicks still have Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni at point guard.
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