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Thunder strike down Raptors

Oklahoma City's All-Star duo Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook did the business once again as the Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 104-92.

Westbrook had 23 points and seven assists, while Durant scored 22 points and added seven rebounds and seven assists to help the Thunder improve to a league-best 26-7.

Alan Anderson paced the Raptors with 27 points from the bench.

Kemba Walker had 20 points and seven assists as the Charlotte Bobcats pulled away in overtime to beat the Detroit Pistons 108-101.

It was Walker who forced the extra period with a lay-up to tie the game at 96-96 at the end of regulation for the Bobcats, who outscored the Pistons 12-5 in OT and have now won two out of three after losing 18 straight.

LeBron James had 24 points, extending his run of scoring at least 20 to 32 games this season and 53 overall, to help the Miami Heat beat the Washington Wizards 99-71.

With a little over seven minutes to play, the Heat led by just seven at 78-71, but they scored 21 unanswered points to end the game.

Zach Randolph had 21 points and eight rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Phoenix Suns 92-81 and the Denver Nuggets saw off the Los Angeles Lakers 112-105.