Thunder’s streak hits 10 games

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant scored 31 points, Serge Ibaka added 18 points and 11 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 113-103 on Friday night for their 10th straight win.

It’s the franchise’s longest winning streak since 1996, when it won 11 in a row as the Seattle SuperSonics.

The Kings didn’t go away easily, closing to 103-98 after trailing by as many as 24 in the fourth quarter. Isaiah Thomas scored all 26 of his points in the final 13½ minutes. He had four 3-pointers, a layup and a jumper during a 23-4 comeback attempt by Sacramento.

Thunder coach Scott Brooks had already emptied his bench but ended up calling a timeout to put starters back in and hold off the Kings.

BUCKS 90, CAVALIERS 86: In Cleveland, Monta Ellis scored a season-high 33 points, and Brandon Jennings added 16 for Milwaukee.

The win gave the Bucks a season-high four-game winning streak and was the Bucks’ ninth straight victory against the Cavaliers.

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points to lead Cleveland, which committed a season-high 27 turnovers.

The Cavaliers have lost seven of eight and 11 of 13.

Lakers 102, Wizards 96: In Washington, a night after joking about wanting to face the Washington Generals, the Harlem Globetrotters’ longtime foils, Kobe Bryant scored 30 points, and reserve Jodie Meeks added 24 to help Los Angeles end a four-game losing streak.

Slowed by foul trouble, Dwight Howard finished with 12 points and 14 rebounds asthe Lakers improved to 10-14.

Cartier Martin scored a season-high 21 points for Washington, which fell to an NBA-worst 3-17.

Pacers 95, 76ers 85: In Indianapolis, Paul George scored 28 points, and George Hill had a triple-double to lead Indiana past short-handed Philadelphia.

George scored 14 points during a third-quarter flurry that changed the game. Hill had 15 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. Roy Hibbert finished with 19 points and a season-high 13 rebounds.

Philadelphia played without guard Jrue Holiday, who sat out with a sprained left foot. Evan Turner scored 20 points, and Spencer Hawes had 18 off the bench to lead the 76ers.

Magic 99, Warriors 85: In Orlando, Fla., J.J. Redick had 16 points, and Nikola Vucevic added 12 points and 17 rebounds to lead Orlando.

The Magic led by as many as 20 points before having their lead trimmed to 10 late, but they connected on nine 3-pointers to help secure the win.

Nets 107, Pistons 105, 2OT: In New York, Joe Johnson made a jumper from just inside the arc as time expired in the second overtime for Brooklyn.

Johnson finished with 28 points for the Nets, scoring their final five in the second extra period.

Raptors 95, Mavericks 74: In Toronto, Linas Kleiza scored 12 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, rookie Terrence Ross had 18 points and Toronto snapped a six-game losing streak.

Rockets 101, Celtics 89: In Houston, James Harden scored 21 points and Greg Smith added 20 for the Rockets.

Suns 94, Jazz 88: In Phoenix, Jared Dudley had a season-high 22 points to lead Phoenix.


WALL UPDATE: Washington point guard John Wall can “ramp things up” as he recovers from a stress injury to his left knee cap, coach Randy Wittman said, although there’s no specific timetable for his return.

The No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft has not played this season and has yet to go through practice with his teammates, who began a franchise-worst 0-12.

Wall was re-examined in New York on Friday by Dr. David Altchek, who said Wall is showing improvement but that there is still some irritation in the knee.

“He will continue to be evaluated on an ongoing basis,” Altchek said in a statement.

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