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NBA roundup — Jan. 25

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Thunder 103, 76ers 91

Kevin Durant had 32 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in his return from a shoulder injury to lead visiting Oklahoma City (35-10) over Philadelphia on Saturday for its seventh straight win.

Durant was scratched from the Thunder’s win over Boston on Friday with a sprained right shoulder. Against the Sixers, Durant was one of the first Thunder to hit the court for pregame warm-ups. He dunked several times, even hanging on the rim for several seconds after one, and was fit to play.

The Sixers (14-30) trimmed Oklahoma City’s lead to four in the third quarter before Durant keyed a 14-5 run to open up a comfortable lead.

Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer, has scored at least 30 points in his last 10 games.

Serge Ibaka had 25 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder. James Anderson led the Sixers with 19 points.

Bulls 89, Bobcats 87

D.J. Augustin scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and Chicago held off host Charlotte to get back above .500.

The former Bobcats point guard hit 4-of-5 shots from the field in the fourth quarter, including three 3-pointers, to help break open a tight game.

The Bulls (22-21) have won 10 of their last 13 games.

Joakim Noah had 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for the Bulls, who have won 10 of their last 11 against the Bobcats.

Al Jefferson continued his hot play for the Bobcats (19-27) with 32 points and 13 rebounds. It was Jefferson’s ninth straight 20-point game.

The Bobcats cut a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to three when Jannero Pargo knocked down a 26-foot fadeaway 3-pointer with 3.4 seconds left, but Augustin made two free throws to seal the win.

Clippers 126, Raptors 118

Jamal Crawford had a season-high 37 points and 11 assists, and Los Angeles (31-15) overcame Terrence Ross’ 51 points to beat host Toronto (22-21).

Ross matched Vince Carter’s franchise record set 14 years ago and nearly doubled his previous career high of 26 points against Portland on Jan. 2, 2013.

The second-year guard connected on 16-of-29 field-goal attempts, made 10-of-17 from 3-point range and went 9-for-10 at the free-throw line. But he missed his final foul shot with four seconds remaining, failing to top the 51 points Carter scored in a 103-102 win over Phoenix on Feb. 27, 2000.

Blake Griffin scored 30 points and J.J. Redick had 18 as the Clippers won for the 10th time in 13 games and snapped a four-game losing streak in Toronto. L.A. improved to 8-3 without star guard Chris Paul, sidelined with a separated shoulder.

Darren Collison added 12 points and Matt Barnes 11 for the Clippers.

Grizzlies 99, Rockets 81

Mike Conley scored 17 points and Zach Randolph had 15 points and 17 rebounds as host Memphis beat Houston for the second consecutive night.

The Grizzlies won 88-87 in Houston on Friday, then took control of the rematch. Memphis (29-17) held the Rockets (22-20) to 38 percent shooting and built the lead to as many as 27 points before both teams sent in reserves to finish the game.

Courtney Lee also had 15 points and Kosta Koufos (GlenOak) scored 14, hitting seven of his eight shots from the field. James Johnson added 12 points for Memphis and Nick Calathes added a season-high 11.

James Harden led the Rockets with 16 points, and Chandler Parsons scored 11. Dwight Howard had 10 points and 12 rebounds.


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