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NBA: Oklahoma City 108, Indiana 102

Jan. 9, 2010 at 11:52 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 40 points Saturday in Oklahoma City's 108-102 win over the Indiana Pacers.

Durant shot 12-of-18 from the field and scored six consecutive points in the final three minutes to fend off an Indiana rally down the stretch.

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Russell Westbrook scored 19 for the Thunder and collected nine rebounds.

Danny Granger scored 25 points and A.J. Price added 23 to lead the Pacers. Troy Murphy had a double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds.

Indiana made a bid for a come-from-behind victory with a 9-point run that cut the Thunder's double-digit lead to 93-92 with 5:15 to play.

The Pacers remained within a possession until the 3-minute mark when Durant hit two field goals and a pair of free throws to give Oklahoma City a 102-94 edge with 51.3 to play.

Durant also had a dozen points in the second quarter to help stake the Thunder to a 53-47 halftime lead.

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