Durant scores 51; Thunder top Raptors in 2 OTs

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 21, 2014 at 11:00 pm •  Published: March 21, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Durant has played in plenty of exciting, amazing and memorable games.

This one topped them all.

"That was the craziest game I've ever been a part of," Durant said after his go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left in the second overtime helped the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 119-118 on Friday night.

Durant had 51 points and 12 rebounds and All-Star guard Russell Westbrook limped off in the third quarter as the Thunder rallied in the final minute of the second extra session to win an eventful, emotional affair.

"Down eight with (49 seconds) to go, and I missed a free throw late in the game, and we won?," Durant said. "Two guys foul out, Russell is out, back-to-back if you want to add everything into it. Craziest game."

Reggie Jackson had 25 points and 12 rebounds and Serge Ibaka scored 13 as the Thunder won their fourth straight and finished off a 3-0 road trip that also included wins at Chicago and Cleveland.

The Thunder are 12-2 on the road against Eastern Conference opponents.

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points for Toronto and Amir Johnson had 25 points and 12 rebounds in his 500th career game. Kyle Lowry scored 25 and Greivis Vasquez fouled out after scoring 21.

Johnson said trying to defend Durant was a constant challenge.

"It's tough," the 6-foot-9 Johnson said. "He's my height and he can shoot from half court. There isn't too much you can do but double team him."

Toronto led 118-110 after a pair of free throws by Lowry with 49 seconds left, but Durant banked in a 3 and Derek Fisher also connected from long range.

Toronto's John Salmons missed a pair from the line with 9.7 seconds left, setting up Durant for his winning shot.

"We couldn't go another overtime," Durant said.

DeRozan had one final chance for Toronto, but his turnaround jumper came up well short.

"A lot of plays went our way," Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. "Everything had to go right and some things had to go wrong for them."

Durant has scored 25 or more in 34 straight games, the league's longest streak since Michael Jordan did it in 40 consecutive games in 1986-87. Durant connected on 15 of 32 attempts, including 7 of 12 from 3-point range, and went 14 for 19 at the free throw line. He also had seven assists.

"Kevin did a phenomenal job of making shots," Brooks said.

Westbrook scored 15 points before leaving at 7:37 of the third after injuring his knee in a collision with Lowry. Westbrook will be evaluated Saturday.

Westbrook, who sat out Thursday's win at Cleveland to rest the knee that was surgically repaired for the third time earlier this season, was injured when Lowry collided with him on a pump-fake near the sideline. Westbrook immediately turned and called timeout, bending over in pain. He hobbled along the sideline for a few steps and was tended to briefly by the trainer before walking off with help from center Hasheem Thabeet.

Westbrook had an ice pack on his knee after the game, but said he was "pain-free."

"I don't expect to miss any time," Westbrook said. "We'll just see how it goes."

Westbrook's knee problems began in April 2013, when he tore his meniscus in the second game of the Western Conference playoffs, sidelining him for the remainder of the postseason and all but ending Oklahoma City's chances of reaching the NBA Finals.