OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant enjoyed his sixth game scoring at least 40 points in helping the Oklahoma City Thunder rally from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Atlanta 111-109. Durant scored 41, including the game-winning jumper with 1.5 seconds left. He has scored at least 30 points in 11 straight games, the longest such streak in the NBA since Tracy McGrady did it in 14 straight games in March and April 2003.
MILWAUKEE (AP)— The L.A. Clippers routed Milwaukee 114-86 as Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 25 and Blake Griffin added 20. The Clippers improved to 9-3 since losing the services of All-Star point guard Chris Paul, who has a separated shoulder.
NEW YORK (AP)— The Toronto Raptors increased their lead to two and a-half games over Brooklyn atop the Atlantic Division after nipping the Nets 104-103 last night. The Raptors moved two games over .500 by rallying from three points down in the final 17 seconds.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The weather forecast for the first Super Bowl in an outdoor stadium in a cold-weather city is not bad, considering the frigid weather than has lingered in the Northeast this winter. National Weather Service meteorologist Anthony Gigi is calling for temperatures to reach a high of 39 with a low of 27, which is average for the New York City area this time of year. There is little threat of precipitation.
PITTSBURGH (AP)— The 18th-ranked Duke Blue Devils made 13 of 25 three-point shots and upset 17th-ranked Pittsburgh 80-65 to hand the Panthers their first home loss of the season. Freshman star Jabari (juh-BAHR’-ee) Parker led the Blue Devils with 21 and reserve guard Andre Dawkins chipped in 20.