ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook had 19 points and Oklahoma City snapped a two-game skid by beating Orlando 97-89.
The Magic briefly took a one-point lead in the final period, but the Thunder hit eight of their final 10 free throws to help seal the victory.
Maurice Harkless scored 25 points and Jameer Nelson had 16 for Orlando, which lost its sixth straight.
KNICKS 99, RAPTORS 94
TORONTO (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points, Kenyon Martin added 19 points and 11 rebounds, and New York clinched a playoff berth by sending Toronto to its third straight loss.
Martin shot 9 of 10 from the field and didn’t miss until 1:40 remained in the game, J.R. Smith scored 14 points and the Knicks earned their 41st win. That guaranteed they’ll reach the playoffs for the third straight season.
The defeat was a double blow for Toronto, which lost for the 11th time in 15 games and saw forward Rudy Gay leave in the second with a sore back. He did not return.
Alan Anderson scored a career-high 35 points, DeMar DeRozan had 18 and Jonas Valanciunas 10 for the Raptors.
MAVERICKS 104, CELTICS 94
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, Shawn Marion had a double-double in his return from a calf injury to spoil Jason Terry’s return to Dallas.
Terry scored eight in his first game in Dallas since leaving for Boston in free agency. He was the latest key piece the Mavericks decided not to keep since beating Miami in the 2011 NBA Finals.
Terry was known for 3-point shooting and clutch fourth quarters with the Mavericks, but he missed both 3-pointers for the game and was just 1 of 3 shooting without a try from long range in the final quarter.
Paul Pierce and Brandon Bass led Boston with 16 points apiece, and Bass added 11 rebounds.
TRAIL BLAZERS 104, HAWKS 93
ATLANTA (AP) — Wesley Matthews scored 28 points to lead three teammates with at least 20 points and Portland beat Atlanta for its second road win in as many nights.
Damian Lillard scored 22 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 13 rebounds, giving him at least 20 points in seven straight games.
Josh Smith had 24 points and 10 rebounds for Atlanta, which completed a disappointing 1-2 homestand. Jeff Teague added 21 points and Al Horford had 15 points with 11 rebounds.
PACERS 102, BUCKS 78
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyler Hansbrough had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Indiana to its third straight win.
Paul George added 20 points and had Roy Hibbert had 11 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks for the Pacers.
Monta Ellis had 22 points and Samuel Dalembert had 10 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bucks, who have lost five of seven.
ROCKETS 116, CAVALIERS 78
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Omer Asik added 13 apiece and Houston routed cold-shooting Cleveland.
Thomas Robinson scored 15 points and Greg Smith grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds off the bench for the Rockets, who stayed in the No. 7 spot in the Western Conference. Asik also grabbed 11 rebounds for Houston, which has won four of five games on its current homestand.
Shaun Livingston scored 14 points for the Cavaliers, who’ve dropped five in a row and nine of their last 11 games.
HORNETS 90, GRIZZLIES 83
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Robin Lopez had 23 points, including a key putback and a pair of free throws in the final 1:11, and New Orleans won its second straight.
Lopez also had 10 rebounds for New Orleans, Anthony Davis added 18 points and 15 boards, and Greivis Vasquez had 12 points and nine assists.
Mike Conley scored 20 points while nearly leading the Grizzlies back from a 16-point fourth-quarter hole. His consecutive 3s had Memphis within 83-81 with 2:36 left, but Vasquez answered with a big 3 and Lopez’s putback made it 88-81.
Marc Gasol had 16 points for the Grizzlies, while Zach Randolph added 14 and Jerryd Bayless 12.
Photo: Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant (35) takes the ball to the hoop against Orlando Magic's Maurice Harkless (obscured) and Beno Udrih (19) during the second half of an NBA basketball game on Friday, March 22, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. The Thunder won 97-89. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)