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PORTLAND, Ore. – Kevin Durant had 36 points and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder edged the Portland Trail Blazers 98-95 on Tuesday night.
Jeremy Lamb had 19 points, including a key 3-pointer with 1:38 left for the Western Conference-leading Thunder, who have won 14 of their last 16 games.
Nicolas Batum had 18 points for Portland, which has lost five of seven and appears tired as the league approaches the All-Star break. Robin Lopez had 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Portland led by as many as 13 points in the first half and held a 55-45 advantage at the break, but the Thunder kept chipping away and the teams went into the fourth quarter tied at 80.
Lamb's 3-pointer gave the Thunder a 96-95 lead, and Oklahoma City held on.