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Thunder rally for 104-92 win over Rockets

Thunder´s Serge Ibaka (9) pumps his fist after sinking a basket during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Houston. The Thunder beat the Rockets 104-92. (David J. Phillip/AP)
Thunder's Serge Ibaka (9) pumps his fist after sinking a basket during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Houston. The Thunder beat the Rockets 104-92. (David J. Phillip/AP)

HOUSTON (AP) - 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.

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