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Durant's near triple-double leads Thunder past Warriors 116-97 to regain West's top record

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    Oklahoma Thunder forward Kevin Durant, left, reaches to block the shot of Golden State Warriors' David Lee during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    Oklahoma Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, left, lays up a shot against Golden State Warriors' Festus Ezeli during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    Oklahoma Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots between Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson, left, and Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    Golden State Warriors' Jarrett Jack gestures after scoring a 3-point basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma Thunder on Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

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    Oklahoma Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, right, shoots over Golden State Warriors' Andrew Bogut during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, April 11, 2013, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) (The Associated Press)

Kevin Durant had 31 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder regain the Western Conference's best record with a 116-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.

Kevin Martin scored 23 points off the bench and Russell Westbrook added 18 points and nine assists for the Thunder, who moved a half-game ahead of idle San Antonio for the top seed. The Spurs split the season series with Oklahoma City, but the Thunder (58-21) own the tiebreaker because of its better conference record.

Stephen Curry scored 22 points and reserve Jarrett Jack had 19 points on a night the playoff-bound Warriors lost center Andrew Bogut to another injury. The 7-footer left in the first quarter with a sprained left ankle. His status is unclear.

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