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While you were sleeping: Durant guides Thunder to 10th straight win

Oklahoma enjoying their longest purple patch since November 1996.

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was on fire on Friday evening.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant was on fire on Friday evening.
Image: Sue Ogrocki/AP/Press Association Images

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER clinched their 10th straight victory, while the Brooklyn Nets prevailed in double overtime in the NBA on Friday night.

Kevin Durant scored 31 points, while Serge Ibaka added 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Thunder defeated the Sacramento Kings 113-103 in Oklahoma City.

The Thunder are enjoying their longest winning streak since November 1996, when the franchise won 11 games in a row as the Seattle SuperSonics.

Elsewhere, Brooklyn avoided a fifth consecutive home loss with a 107-105 double-overtime win against the Detroit Pistons.

Joe Johnson scored 28 points for the Nets, including a buzzer-beating jumper over Tayshaun Prince that clinched the victory.

Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant had 30 points as the Los Angeles Lakers ended a four-game losing streak with a 102-96 road win over the lowly Washington Wizards.

Paul George had 28 points and six rebounds as the Indiana Pacers accounted for the Philadelphia 76ers 95-85 at home.

Linas Kleiza scored 20 points and rookie Terrence Ross chipped in with 18 as the Toronto Raptors beat the visiting Dallas Mavericks 95-74 to snap a six-game losing streak.

JJ Redick posted 16 points off the bench and Nikola Vucevic added 12 points and 17 rebounds to help the Orlando Magic to a 99-85 home win over the Golden State Warriors.

Monta Ellis scored a season-high 33 points as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 90-86 on the road.

Nikola Pekovic recorded a season-high 31 points as the Minnesota Timberwolves extended their winning streak to three games with a 113-102 road victory over the New Orleans Hornets.

James Harden scored 21 points and Greg Smith added 20 to guide the Houston Rockets to a 101-89 victory over the visiting Boston Celtics.

Jared Dudley had a season-high 22 points as the Phoenix Suns posted a 99-84 home win over the Utah Jazz, whose four-game winning streak came to an end.

Finally, Andre Iguodala had 20 points and Andre Miller added 18 off the bench as the Denver Nuggets overcame the Memphis Grizzles 99-94 at home.

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