Seven straight for Thunder...Warriors welcome coach home

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Associated Press

Posted on December 8, 2012 at 3:05 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 36 and Russell Westbrook added 33 -- including 27 during an on-fire first half -- in leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to their seventh straight win, 114-108 over the L.A. Lakers. Kobe Bryant, the NBA's leading scorer, had 35 for the Lakers.

NEW YORK (AP) — David Lee had 30 points and 15 rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 28 points, and the Golden State Warriors gave coach Mark Jackson a winning return to Brooklyn by beating the Nets 109-102. The game was played at the Barclays Center, not far from where Jackson was a legendary New York City star point guard.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers won their fourth in a row by outlasting Boston 95-94 in overtime. Evan Turner scored 28, including the game-winning jumper with 3.9 seconds left in OT.

NEW YORK (AP) — Saturday is the 84th day of the NHL labor lockout and the two sides say they have no new ideas of how to settle the dispute evaporated. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says he "no reason, nor any intention" of reaching out to the union right now.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is turning to former Cincinnati coach Butch Jones to revitalize a Volunteers' program that suffered three straight losing seasons under Derek Dooley. Jones is the Vols' fourth coach in six years.

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