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Durant Scores 32 as Thunder Beat Nets for 6th Straight NBA Win

December 05, 2012

Kevin Durant had 32 points and Russell Westbrook added 25 points and nine assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the host Brooklyn Nets 117-111.

The Thunder (15-4) hit 61 percent of their shots at the Barclays Center for their sixth straight win in the National Basketball Association. Deron Williams had 33 points to lead the Nets (11-6), who had a six-game home winning streak snapped.

The Nets played without leading scorer Brook Lopez, their starting center, who is sidelined with a sprained right foot. Brooklyn fell 1 1/2 games behind the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic division.

Oklahoma City has a 5 1/2 game lead atop the Western Conference’s Northwest division.

The Washington Wizards won their second game of the season, 105-101 against the defending champion Miami Heat (12-4), who got a triple-double from LeBron James -- 26 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists. Jordan Crawford had 22 points off the bench for the Wizards (2-13).

The Knicks, who play tonight at Charlotte, travel to Miami tomorrow to face a Heat team that is undefeated in eight home games so far this season.

To contact the reporter on this story: Rob Gloster in San Francisco at rgloster@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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