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Durant scores 54, Thunder beat Warriors

Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket as Golden State Warriors small forward Draymond Green (23) defends during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Oklahoma City. (Alonzo Adams/AP)
Thunder small forward Kevin Durant (35) drives to the basket as Golden State Warriors small forward Draymond Green (23) defends during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Oklahoma City. (Alonzo Adams/AP)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Kevin Durant scored a career-high 54 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 127-121 on Friday night.

Durant made 19 of 28 field goals and 11 of 13 free throws in his third straight game with at least 36 points.

Serge Ibaka had 21 points and eight rebounds, Reggie Jackson scored 14 points and Kendrick Perkins added 12 rebounds for the Thunder (30-10), who won for the third time in four games. Oklahoma City shot 58 percent from the field and scored a season-high point total.

Stephen Curry had 37 points and 11 assists and Klay Thompson added 26 points for the Warriors (25-16), who shot 52 percent but simply couldn't match up with Durant.

CLIFF BRUNT The Associated Press
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