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Durant scores 51, Westbrook injured; Thunder top Raptors in 2 OTs

Durant scores 51, Westbrook injured; Thunder top Raptors in 2 OTs

File Photo: Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Kevin Durant. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

IAN HARRISON, Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Durant had 51 points and 12 rebounds, All-Star guard Russell Westbrook limped off in the third quarter with a sprained right knee but the Oklahoma City Thunder survived to beat the Toronto Raptors 119-118 in double overtime on Friday night.

Durant hit a go-ahead 3 with 1.7 seconds left in the second overtime, Reggie Jackson scored 25 and Serge Ibaka had 13 as the Thunder won their fourth straight and finished off a 3-0 road trip that also included wins at Chicago and Cleveland.

The Thunder are 12-2 on the road against Eastern Conference opponents.

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points and Amir Johnson had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors. Kyle Lowry scored 25 and Greivis Vasquez fouled out after scoring 21.

 

Westbrook leaves court with apparent knee injury 

TORONTO (AP) — Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook left Friday’s game against Toronto in the third quarter after appearing to injure his right knee.

Westbrook, who sat out Thursday’s win at Cleveland to rest the knee that was surgically repaired earlier this season, was injured when Toronto’s Kyle Lowry collided with him on a pump-fake near the sideline with 7:37 left in the third quarter.

After being struck on the knee by Lowry’s leg, Westbrook immediately turned and called timeout, bending over in pain. He hobbled along the sideline for a few steps and was tended to briefly by the trainer before walking off the court with help from center Hasheem Thabeet.

Westbrook scored 15 points against Toronto before leaving. A three-time All-Star, he came in averaging 21.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 36 games this season. He has been on a minutes restriction since his return from surgery in February.

 

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