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NBA: Oklahoma City 111, Atlanta 109

Jan. 27, 2014 at 11:13 PM

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Kevin Durant poured in 41 points and connected on a go-ahead jumper in the closing seconds Monday, rallying the Oklahoma City Thunder over Atlanta 111-109.

The Thunder came back from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter and took the lead with 1.5 seconds left when Durant got past DeMarre Carroll and swished a jump shot.

The Hawks couldn't get off a final shot, securing Oklahoma City's eight straight win.

Durant scored 30 or more points for the 11th consecutive game, connecting on 15-of-25 from the floor -- including five from 3-point range.

Reggie Jackson added 18 points for the Thunder.

Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 23 points and eight rebounds.

Mike Scott (16 points), Carroll (15), Shelvin Mack (15, seven assists), Kyle Korver (14), Dennis Schroeder and Louis Williams (10 each) also reached double figures for Atlanta.

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