Durant Stays Hot – NBA Roundup
UNDATED (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 35 points and Serge Ibaka (ih-BAH'-kah) had 16 as the Oklahoma City Thunder held off a furious Cleveland comeback for a 102-95 win over the Cavaliers. Durant, the NBA's top scorer, scored 25 or more in 33 straight games -- seven shy of Michael Jordan's record of 40 straight games of scoring 25 or more.
With their 50th win, the Thunder moved within 1½ games of San Antonio for the best record in the Western Conference. Oklahoma City played without All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook, who was resting his knee.
Dion Waiters scored 30 for the Cavs.
In other NBA action:
— James Harden had 28 points with eight assists and the Houston Rockets rolled to an easy 129-106 win over Minnesota.
— Wesley Matthews hit for 28 in leading Portland past Washington 116-103. Damian Lillard added 23 points, six rebounds and 10 assists.
— Golden State held off Milwaukee 115-110. Stephen (STEH'-fihn) Curry had 31 points. Klay Thompson added 29 for the Warriors.