NBA Capsules, 1st Ld-Writethru

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm •  Published: January 21, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 11 of his 46 points in the final 3:23 to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-97 on Tuesday night.

Durant has scored at least 30 points for eight consecutive games, the longest such streak of his career. He made 17 of 25 field goals, including 6 of 7 3-pointers.

Reggie Jackson added 15 points for Oklahoma City (32-10), which took a one-game lead over Portland in the Northwest Division. Portland had won the previous two meetings this season.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 16 rebounds and Wesley Matthews added 21 points for Portland (31-11).

HEAT 93, CELTICS 86

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Bosh added 16 and the Heat blew an 18-point lead before rallying to beat the Celtics.

Chris Andersen scored 13 points and made all five of his shots for Miami, which ended the game on a 9-0 run.

Brandon Bass scored 15 points, Kris Humphries had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Jeff Green had 12 points for the Celtics, who outrebounded Miami 46-33 but shot only 39 percent.

Rajon Rondo, still coming around after returning from knee surgery, missed all eight of his shots, plus missed a pair of free throws with the Celtics down four with 44.4 seconds remaining. Avery Bradley, the Celtics' other starting guard, was lost in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle.

NETS 101, MAGIC 90

NEW YORK (AP) — Andray Blatche came off the bench and had a team-high 18 points and reserve forward Mirza Teletovic added 14 points as the Nets beat the Magic for their eighth win in nine games.



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