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NBA: Seattle 126, Atlanta 123 (2OT)

Nov. 17, 2007 at 12:05 AM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant hit a three-point shot as the buzzer sounded in the second overtime Friday night, lifting the Seattle SuperSonics over Atlanta, 126-123.

It was Seattle's second straight win after a season-opening eight straight losses.

With a third extra period looming, Durant forced up a shot while being closely guarded by Al Horford. He scored 21 points in support of Damien Wilkins, who produced a career-best 41.

It was Seattle's eighth straight victory over Atlanta.

The Hawks were led by Joe Johnson with 39 points and Josh Childress with 22. Atlanta has lost three out of four.

Childress had a chance to win it at the end of regulation, but he managed only one of two free throws with four seconds to play.

Wilkins hit a shot with 23 seconds left in the first overtime that tied it at 114-114.

Seattle led at the half by 13 and Atlanta got back into it with an 11-1 run in the third quarter.

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