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Durant fires Thunder to victory

Kevin Durant poured in 42 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Houston 106-98 to halt the Rockets' five-game winning streak.

Russell Westbrook scored 24 points while Serge Ibaka added 12 points and 16 rebounds as the Thunder won their first in three.

James Harden paced the Rockets with 28 points against his former side.

Manu Ginobili led San Antonio with 22 points as the NBA-leading Spurs overcame the Chicago Bulls 104-96 for their seventh straight win.

Tony Parker chipped in with 20 points, while DJ Augustin's 24 points were in vain for the Bulls.

The Golden State Warriors stretched their winning run to five with a 108-85 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

Jordan Crawford led all scorers with 19 points for the Warriors and Andrew Bogut contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds.

David West's 24 points helped the Indiana Pacers to their first win in five, 94-83 over the Boston Celtics.

There were also wins for the Detroit Pistons, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Memphis Grizzlies.