Oklahoma City Thunder needed overtime to beat New York Knicks, while Miami Heat and LA Clippers also triumphed in Tuesday’s NBA action.
Kevin Durant scored a season-high 44 points as Thunder claimed a 128-122 overtime victory over Knicks. In what proved to be a highly entertaining game, the lead swapped around every couple of minutes, and it was Oklahoma that needed to come from behind in the fourth quarter to eventually level at 103-all late in regulation time. In overtime, Thunder outscored New York 15-9, as Durant lit up the court with his double-double, which included 14 rebounds and five assists.
Miami Heat also came from behind to beat Brooklyn Nets 102-98 , having been down by six at the end of the second quarter. Dwyane Wade scored 27 points for Miami while Joe Johnson shone for Nets with 15 points and eight assists.
LA Clippers claimed a 91-89 win over Indiana Pacers, despite Paul George’s 31-point 11 rebound double-double.
Philadelphia 76ers won their fourth home game of the season when they beat the Phoenix Suns 113-103, with Ish Smith making a key contribution with 20 points and nine assists.
Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 106-89 after Kyle Lowry’s 29 points for the hosts. John Wall impressed for Wizards with 18 points and 14 assists.
Milwaukee Bucks overcame a seven-point deficit at the end of the first quarter to claim a 107-100 win over Orlando Magic, while Portland Trail Blazers thumped Sacramento Kings 112-97.
Finally, Dallas Mavericks beat LA Lakers 92-90, with retiring Kobe Bryant watching from the stands.