Mar 20, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) celebrates after a dunk against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Durant scores 35 as OKC Thunder beat Cavaliers 102-95

Kevin Durant scored 35 points, had 11 rebounds and six assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road 102-95 Thursday night.

The Thunder were without Russell Westbrook, who once again rested since the Thunder will be playing again in Toronto tomorrow night.

Durant carried most of the load for the Thunder but other players also stepped up.

Reggie Jackson, starting in Westbrook’s place, had 13 points and six assists, but only played 27 minutes.

Serge Ibaka was the only other starter in double figures with 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.

The Thunder trailed 25-21 after the first quarter but put together two very big quarters in the second and third to take control of the game.

The Thunder bench scored 30 points with all of those points coming from Caron Butler, Derek Fisher and Jeremy Lamb. That trio made 6-of-15 three-pointers all together.

The Cavaliers were also without their star point guard, Kyrie Irving, who led the Cavs to victory over the Thunder the first time these teams played in Oklahoma City.

Dion Waiters scored 30 to lead Cleveland and Spencer Hawes had 20.

The Thunder will play tomorrow night at Toronto at 7 p.m.

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