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Durant scores 31, leads Thunder past Jazz for 6th win in 7 games

  • Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin gestures to an official in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin gestures to an official in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots in front of Utah Jazz forward Richard Jefferson (24) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots in front of Utah Jazz forward Richard Jefferson (24) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots as Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) defends in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots as Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter (0) defends in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

Kevin Durant had 31 points and nine assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Utah Jazz 116-96 on Sunday afternoon.

Durant scored at least 25 points for the 38th consecutive game, the longest streak since Michael Jordan did it in 40 straight games for the Chicago Bulls during the 1986-87 season.

Russell Westbrook scored 19 points, Serge Ibaka had 17 points and Caron Butler added 15 for the Thunder, who have won six of seven. Oklahoma City shot 55 percent from the field and made 11 of 18 3-pointers and 23 of 26 free throws.

Enes Kanter had 18 points and 12 rebounds, Richard Jefferson scored 17 points and Gordon Hayward added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Jazz, who have lost four in a row.