NBA: Kevin Durant on song as Oklahoma City Thunder beat Portland Trail Blazers
Last Updated: 22/01/14 7:49am
Kevin Durant: Has scored 30 points or more in Thunder's last eight games
Kevin Durant continued his stunning run of form as Oklahoma City Thunder beat Portland Trail Blazers 105-97 on Tuesday night.
Durant put up 46 points to make it eight games in a row where he has scored 30 or more as the Thunder won their fourth straight and opened up a one-game lead over their opponents at the top of the Northwest Division.
Tuesday's NBA results:
Nets 101 Magic 90
Heat 93 Celtics 86
Hornets 97 Kings 114
Thunder 105 Trail Blazers 97
Jazz 97 Timberwolves 112
Miami Heat survived a scare as they held on for victory against Boston Celtics.
The defending champions had a 14-point lead at the end of the first quarter but that was reduced to four going into the final stanza as the Celtics fought back.
LeBron James then poured in 11 of his 29 points as the Heat eventually won 93-86.
Brooklyn Nets continued their fine run of form as they brushed aside Orlando Magic 101-90.
Andray Blatche scored 18 points off the bench as the New York team won their eighth game in nine.
Sacramento Kings beat New Orleans Pelicans 114-97 in a battle of two teams sitting at the bottom of their respective divisions.
Rudy Gay led the charge with a career-high 41 points as the Pelicans never recovered from an 18-point first quarter deficit.
In the day's remaining game, Minnesota Timberwolves claimed a 112-97 win over Utah Jazz despite Gordon Hayward leading the scoring with 27 points.