OKLAHOMA CITY (Sporting Alert) — Here are the NBA scores, results and records, as well as the NBA standings after the games that took place on Tuesday night.
In the game of the night, Kevin Durant scored 46 points on 17-of 25 shooting, including six for seven from threes, and the Oklahoma City Thunder (32-10) beat the Portland Trail Blazers (31-11), 105-97 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Durant, who scored 54 points two games prior to the clash with Portland, has now scored 40-plus points in four games so far in January, and is averaging 37 points per game in the month.
“MVP performance,” Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said of Durant. “To score 46 points on 25 shots, six of seven on 3s and I think he got a couple of his shots blocked.
“It was a remarkable performance. He made shots when they mattered. He took what was there and he made some great shots.”
LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 16 assists and Wesley Matthews added 21 points in the defeat for the Trail Blazers, who suffered their third successive back-to-back defeats this season.
At the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Nets (18-22) rolled to another win, following their 101-90 victory over the Orlando Magic (11-31).
Andray Blatche scored 18 points, Mirza Teletovic finished with 14 and Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson each had 13 points for the Nets, which have won its third successive and eight of its last nine games.
Deron Williams played off the bench once again for Brooklyn.
Other NBA scores on the night saw the Miami Heat (30-12) beat the Boston Celtics (14-29), 93-86 with LeBron James scoring 29 points in the victory.
Brandon Bass had 15 points, Kris Humphries added 14 points and 13 rebounds and Jared Sullinger ended with 12 points and 11 boards in the defeat for Boston.
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NBA scores, results and records on Jan. 21
(18-22) 101, Orlando Magic (11-31) 90
Miami Heat (30-12) 93, Boston Celtics (14-29) 86
Oklahoma City Thunder (32-10) 105, Portland Trail Blazers (31-11) 97
Sacramento Kings (15-25) 114, New Orleans Pelicans (16-25) 97
Minnesota Timberwolves (20-21) 112, Utah Jazz (14-29) 97