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Durant scores 41, Westbrook 36 as Thunder beats Phoenix 102-90

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    Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, left, and Russell Westbrook celebrate with teammates during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Durant score 33 points and Westbrook had 18 as they beat the Trail Blazers 87-83.(AP Photo/Don Ryan) (The Associated Press)

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    Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick chases down the loose ball as Phoenix Suns forward Luis Scola, of Argentina, pursues during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, of Slovenia, passes as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kevin Martin (23) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is fouled by Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

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    Phoenix Suns forward Luis Scola (14), of Argentina, drives against Oklahoma City Thunder forward Nick Collison during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (The Associated Press)

Kevin Durant scored 27 of his 41 points in the second half and the Oklahoma City Thunder became the NBA's first 30-game winner of the season with a 102-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.

Russell Westbrook added 36 for the Thunder, but it was Durant who took over in his fourth 40-point game of the season, falling one shy of the season-high 42 he scored two games earlier against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Oklahoma City won its fourth straight, the last three on the road to improve their NBA-best record to 30-8.

Shannon Brown scored 21 for the Suns. Marcin Gortat had 19 points and 15 points, but was the unfortunate would-be defender on Durant's spectacular dunk late in the game.