NBA Daily Recap: Thunder Beat Pacers, But Lose Durant

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The Oklahoma City Thunder survived a scare last night.

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Kevin Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer, just sprained his ankle in the third period of Oklahoma City’s 113-89 romp over the Indiana Pacers at Oklahoma City Arena.

Before limping off the floor, Durant, who hopes to play Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks, put up 21 for the Thunder (37-22). Center Roy Hibbert led Indiana (27-33) with nine points and 12 boards.

Here are the rest of last night’s NBA scores with each squad’s top performers.

Golden State 106, Washington 102

Golden State: Stephen Curry, 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.

Washington: Nick Young, 31 points (four 3-pointers).

Atlanta 83, Chicago 80.

Atlanta: Al Horford, 31 points and 16 rebounds.

Chicago:  Joakim Noah, 13 points and 12 rebounds.

New York 107, New Orleans 88.

New York: Toney Douglas, 24 points (four 3-pointers) and 5 assists.

New Orleans: Jarrett Jack, 21 points and 5 rebounds.

San Antonio 109, Cleveland 99.

San Antonio: George Hill, 22 point, 5 assists and 5 rebounds.

Cleveland: Samardo Samuels, 23 points and 10 rebounds.

Boston 115, Phoenix 103.

Boston: Kevin Garnett, 28 points and 11 rebounds.

Phoenix: Marcin Gortat, 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Denver 120, Charlotte 80.

Denver: Ty Lawson, 14 points and 10 assists.

Charlotte: Matt Carroll, 19 points.

Portland 107, Sacramento 102.

Portland: Wesley Matthews, 21 points.

Sacramento: DeMarcus Cousins, 28 points and 11 rebounds.

Minnesota 116, Detroit 105.

Minnesota: Kevin Love, 20 points and 20 rebounds.

Detroit: Austin Daye, 22 points.

L.A. Clippers 106, Houston 103.

Clippers: Blake Griffin, 20 points and 14 rebounds.

Houston: Kyle Lowry, 24 points and 11 assists.

Dwayne C. Nelson is an arts & entertainment and sports blogger whose content is featured on various Web sites, including Associated Content, Yahoo! Sports and News One. You can now follow him on twitter to stay abreast of his latest posts.

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