PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 36 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the Portland Trail Blazers 98-95 last night. Jeremy Lamb had 19 points, including a key 3-pointer with 1:38 left for the Western Conference-leading Thunder, who have won 14 of their last 16 games. Nicolas Batum had 18 points for Portland, which has lost five of seven and appears tired as the league approaches the All-Star break. Robin Lopez had 17 points and 14 rebounds.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reserve Alec Burks scored 13 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz sent the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers to a franchise record-tying sixth straight home loss, 96-79 last night. Chris Kaman had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers, who have dropped nine of 11 overall and 21 of 26 since Dec. 21.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Luol Deng scored 22 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers avenged a 44-point loss to Sacramento with a 109-99 win over the Kings last night. Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 pick in the draft who has struggled most of the season, recorded career highs with 19 points and 10 rebounds. DeMarcus Cousins scored 21 points to lead the Kings.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Riley Grabau scored 17 points, Larry Nance Jr. had 14 and Wyoming beat No. 5 San Diego State 68-62 last night to end the Aztecs' 20-game winning streak. Dwayne Polee II led San Diego State with 15 points, followed by Xavier Thames with 13.