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NBA: Oklahoma City 107, LA Clippers 97

Jan. 23, 2013 at 1:37 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant scored 32 points Tuesday and led the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 107-97 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Durant was 5-of-6 from the field and scored 13 points in the fourth quarter in the victory, which improved the Thunder's NBA-best record to 33-9.

Russell Westbrook added 26 points and six assists to the Thunder offense. Serge Ibaka contributed 17 points and nine rebounds.

The Clippers played without point guard Chris Paul for the fourth time in six games due to Paul's ailing right knee. Blake Griffin picked up the slack with 31 points and Jamal Crawford added 14.

The Thunder led 49-47 at halftime and began the third quarter with a 13-4 run. They outscored Los Angeles by 10 points in the period and built up a cushion that enabled them to withstand a fourth quarter in which they were outscored 29-27.

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