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Durant scores 36, Jackson adds 23 as Thunder rally for 104-92 win over Rockets

  • Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) talks to Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) before Durant's free throws during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) talks to Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) before Durant's free throws during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

  • Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) goes up for a dunk as Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) goes up for a dunk as Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, center, goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets' Aaron Brooks (0) and Donatas Motiejunas (20) defend during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Houston. Durant was fouled by Brooks on the play. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, center, goes up for a shot as Houston Rockets' Aaron Brooks (0) and Donatas Motiejunas (20) defend during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Houston. Durant was fouled by Brooks on the play. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

Kevin Durant scored 36 points and Reggie Jackson added 23 to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 104-92 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night.

The Thunder used a big third quarter to erase a 12-point deficit and tie the score entering the fourth. The teams stayed within a basket after that until Jackson scored five points in a 7-0 run which gave the Thunder a 97-89 lead with about 4 minutes left.

Oklahoma City scored four quick points capped by a fast break dunk by Jackson a couple minutes later to stretch the lead to 103-92.

James Harden and Terrence Jones scored 16 points each for Houston, which scored just 19 second-half points after posting a season-high 73 points in the first half — setting an NBA record for the largest scoring differential between two halves.