NBA: Oklahoma Thunder make it 10 wins in a row as Memphis Grizzlies stretch run
Last Updated: 01/02/14 7:46am
Kevin Durant: Managed 26 points in just 30 minutes for the Thunder on Friday
The Oklahoma Thunder didn't require Kevin Durant to have over 30 points again for them to stretch their winning run to 10 games in Friday's NBA action.
Durant scored 26 points in just 30 minutes - he had managed 30 or more in 12 straight outings previously - as the Thunder saw off the Brooklyn Nets by a 120-95 scoreline.
Serge Ibaka had 25 for the Thunder, going 12-for-12 from the floor. Shaun Livingston led the Nets, who trailed 89-59 at the end of the third, with 16 points.
Eleswhere, the Memphis Grizzlies made it five straight wins with a 94-90 result against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Zach Randolph's 26 points and 12 rebounds to help the Grizzlies win despite 28 points and 16 boards from Minnesota's Kevin Love.
DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points on his return from an ankle injury as the Toronto Raptors won in Denver for the first time in 11 years, beating the Nuggets 100-90.
Terrence Ross had 18 points for the Raptors, who with the win, coupled with the Nets' loss, have extended their lead at the top of the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference.
Steph Curry celebrated his All-Star selection with 44 for the Golden State Warriors, the guard hitting eight three pointers in a 95-90 triumph over the Utah Jazz.
The Charlotte Bobcats needed a season-high effort of 40 points from Al Jefferson to see off the Los Angeles Lakers 110-100, while the Dallas Mavericks fought back from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Sacramento Kings 107-103.
And finally, the Orlando Magic handed the Milwaukee Bucks a 14th loss in their last 15 outings, Arron Afflalo netting 21 points in 30 minutes in a 113-102 result.