Around the NBA: Durant leads streaking Thunder past Heat

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Pedro Portal | El Nuevo Herald (Miami, Fla.)
The Thunder’s Kevin Durant leaves teammate Derek Fisher, left, and the Heat’s Chris Andersen behind after grabbing a rebound.

Thunder 112, Heat 95: Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 22 and visiting Oklahoma City erased an early 18-point deficit on the way to overwhelming Miami last night.

Jeremy Lamb had 18 points for the Thunder, which won its ninth straight game. Durant scored at least 30 points for the 12th consecutive game, matching the NBA’s longest such streak since Tracy McGrady did it in 14 straight in the 2002-03 season.

Miami jumped to a 22-4 lead, then was outscored 87-53 in the next 21/2  quarters.

LeBron James scored 34 points for the Heat.


76ers 95, Celtics 94: Former Ohio State player Evan Turner made a layup at the buzzer to give visiting Philadelphia a victory. Jared Sullinger, another former OSU player, led Boston with 24 points and 17 rebounds.

Rockets 117, Mavericks 115: Chandler Parsons scored 26 points to lead host Houston. Dallas cut a 12-point deficit to two and had a chance to win, but Jose Calderon missed a pair of three-point tries in the final seconds.

Ginobili out 3-4 weeks with hamstring strain

The San Antonio Spurs said Manu Ginobili will miss three to four weeks because of a strained left hamstring.

Ginobili was injured on Tuesday in a loss to the Rockets.

Pistons-Hawks game postponed by storm

The Detroit Pistons’ game at the Atlanta Hawks last night was postponed because of the winter storm. No date was immediately announced for the rescheduled game.

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