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NBA-Highlights of Thursday's NBA games


April 3 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Basketball Association games.

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Thunder 106, Spurs 94

Kevin Durant scored 28 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-94 win over San Antonio that ended the Spurs' 19-game winning streak.

The win gave the Thunder a 4-0 season sweep over San Antonio and Oklahoma City now trail the Spurs by two games in the loss column in the Western Conference with eight games left.

It was a tight game until the fourth quarter, but Oklahoma City (55-19) had too much energy and San Antonio (59-17) were unable to keep pace on either end.

With 5:25 left in the game, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook came up with a steal that led to an uncontested reverse, windmill dunk that gave Oklahoma City a 12-point advantage.

Patty Mills paced the Spurs with 21 points off the bench.

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Mavericks 113, Clippers 107

Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks held off the Los Angeles Clippers 113-107.

The win put the Mavericks a half game ahead of the idle Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies and alone in the No. 7 spot in the Western Conference playoff race.

Dallas (45-31) also snapped a nine-game winning streak at home by the Clippers (54-23).

Jose Calderon scored 19 points and Vince Carter came off the bench to add 16, hitting four of Dallas's 14 three-pointers. Samuel Dalembert and Monta Ellis chipped in 12 points apiece.

Blake Griffin had a triple-double with 25 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who saw a four-game winning streak end.

Darren Collison scored 22 points, DeAndre Jordan finished with 21 points and 15 rebounds, and Chris Paul had 17 points and nine assists.

(Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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