Kevin Durant scored 30 of his 37 points in the second half as the Oklahoma City Thunder ended a three-game losing streak with a 113-107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night.
Durant played 43 minutes and shot 12-for-24 from the field and 10-for-10 from the free throw line. He also had five assists and six rebounds.
The Thunder jumped on Memphis early and led 57-42 by halftime.
Russell Westbrook scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half. Westbrook was an efficient 7-of-12 from the field and also had six assists and three steals in 29 minutes.
The Grizzlies came back and cut it to a three-point deficit late in the fourth quarter.
The two-man game of Durant and Westbrook came through for a bunch of key baskets down the stretch as the Thunder were able to hold on for the win.
Thabo Sefolosha left the game after four minutes with a left calf injury and did not return. Perry Jones started in place of Sefolosha in the second half and played 15 minutes in the game.
Serge Ibaka also had a big night and came down with two huge rebounds for the Thunder in the final minutes. He finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.
Reggie Jackson appeared to come out of his slump as well, scoring 14 points in 34 minutes off the bench.
The Thunder are now 44-15 on the season. Caron Butler is expected to clear waivers tomorrow afternoon and join the team. OKC will play next at home vs. Charlotte Sunday night at 6 p.m. CST.