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Spurs back to winning ways

The San Antonio Spurs bounced back from their defeat to the Portland trail Blazers last time out by thrashing the Milwaukee Bucks 110-82.

Patty Mills led the way with 20 points and seven assists, while Tim Duncan contributed 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Western Conference leaders.

Milwaukee have now lost their last nine on the spin and are yet to win in 2014.

Kevin Durant maintained his recent excellent form with 30 points and nine assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder claimed their third consecutive win with a 108-93 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Durant, who notched a career-best 54 points in his last match against the Golden State Warriors, has now scored at least 30 points in his last seven games.

Nick Young returned from suspension to top score as the Los Angeles Lakers earned a 112-106 victory over the Toronto Raptors.

Young had been punished for throwing a punch at Phoenix player Goran Dragic last week, but made a mark on his comeback, scoring 29 points.

Channing Frye poured in a season-high 30 points to lead Phoenix to a 117-103 triumph over the Denver Nuggets, who crashed to their third defeat of the season to the Suns.

The Orlando Magic finally ended a 10-game losing streak by edging to a 93-91 success over the Boston Celtics.