Kevin Durant scored 27 points; Kevin Martin added 24; and the Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers, 104-93, in Oklahoma City on Sunday night for their eighth straight win.
A meeting of the NBA's highest-scoring offense and the league's stingiest defense went the way of the Thunder, who topped 100 points for the 12th straight game.
Oklahoma City boasts the NBA's second-best defense to go with all its offensive firepower.
Russell Westbrook added 21 points and came up with a big block against 7-foot-2 center Roy Hibbert - who is 11 inches taller - during a late 8-0 burst by the Thunder that put the game away after the Pacers had pulled within three.
David West led the way with 21 points for Indiana.
Elsewhere: Carmelo Anthony returned to the Knicks' starting lineup after missing two games with a cut on the middle finger of his left hand and led them to a 112-106 win over his former team, the visiting Denver Nuggets. . . . Brandon Jennings scored 26 points, Monta Ellis had 24, and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood Brooklyn's fourth-quarter rally in a 97-88 victory over the Nets in New York.
In Los Angeles, Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally by the reserves with 16 points, and the Clippers defeated Toronto, 102-83, to win their sixth in a row while handing the Raptors their 10th consecutive road loss. . . . J.J. Redick scored 20 off the bench for the Magic in their 98-90 win over Phoenix in Orlando. . . . Kobe Bryant scored 34, but the Lakers fell to Utah in Los Angeles, 117-110.
Fines for Scott, Wilcox
Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott and Boston Celtics forward Chris Wilcox were fined $25,000 apiece for separate incidents.
Wilcox received his fine for making an obscene gesture to fans during Friday's game against the 76ers. It occurred during a timeout with 8 minutes, 47 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Sixers' 95-94 overtime win.
Scott was fined for criticizing the refs after Cleveland's loss to the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Friday. The Cavs had nine free-throw attempts in the game to Minnesota's 35.
"I'm trying to figure out a way to say this without getting fined," Scott said of the officiating. "It was that bad. It really was. It was that bad."
- Associated Press