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Jackson lifts stuttering Thunder

Reggie Jackson reached a career high with 27 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder eased to a 119-96 win over the Boston Celtics.

The Thunder have been struggling since star point guard Russell Westbrook picked up a knee injury, but Jackson helped make up for his absence, supported by Kevin Durant's 21 points.

It was just a second win in five home games for the Thunder.

Klay Thompson scored 26 points to lift the Golden State Warriors to a 112-96 victory over the Washington Wizards.

While Thompson paced the offence, it was Andrew Bogut who provided the night's highlight with an alley-oop dunk from Stephen Curry's pass off the glass.

LeBron James poured in 30 points as the Miami Heat held off the Toronto Raptors for a 102-97 win.

The Indiana Pacers overcame the Cleveland Cavaliers 82-78, the New York Knicks beat the Dallas Mavericks 92-80, while there were also wins for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Denver Nuggets.