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ATLANTA -- Kevin Durant scored 30 points. Patrick Beverley Jersey . As usual, there was so much more to his performance. Dominating at both ends of the court, Durant led the Oklahoma City Thunder to their 11th win in 12 games, holding off the Atlanta Hawks 101-92 Tuesday night. Shelvin Mack scored a career-high 17 points off the bench to lead an Atlanta comeback that had the sparse crowd roaring. The Thunder closed it out at the end, "They revved up their intensity on the defensive end, their physicality," Durant said. "We matched their intensity and were able to take that punch and give a bigger punch back on the defensive end." Durant knocked down 9 of 21 from the field and 11 of 15 free throws. He also had 10 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal, helping limit Atlanta to just 36 per cent shooting. "We finally got a couple stops in a row at the end," Thunder coach Scott Brooks said. "Any time you hold an NBA team in the 30s per cent-wise in field goals, then youre doing a good job defensively." Coming off an impressive 118-94 home victory over Indiana, the Thunder had more trouble on the road against the Hawks. But the result was the same: another Oklahoma City win, despite a tough shooting night for Russell Westbrook. He was held to 14 points on a 6-of-21 effort, though he did sink an impressive reverse layup with 1:41 remaining to help finish off Atlanta. Paul Millsap led the Hawks with 23 points. Al Horford was held to seven, unable to get anything going against the Thunders stifling defence. Oklahoma City appeared in control after a 10-0 run finished off by a spectacular play. Jeff Teague turned it over near midcourt, Westbrook took off the other way on what looked to be a layup, only to flip the ball back over his head to Durant streaking down the court for a thunderous dunk that stretched the lead to 88-75 with 6:47 remaining. "You have nights when you dont make shots, but you cant have nights when you dont play defence," said Westbrook, who had 11 assists. "I take pride in defending every single night and trying to help my team win games." Led by Mack, who went 3 of 5 from 3-point range, the Hawks closed to 95-92 with just over 2 minutes remaining. The home team didnt score again, missing its final four shots. "Shelvin Mack gave us a great lift. He made some big shots," Teague said. "We just didnt have enough at the end." Reggie Jackson hit two difficult shots in the final minute of the third quarter after the Hawks sliced into Oklahoma Citys 15-point lead -- first with the shot clock running down, then a fadeaway just ahead of the buzzer to end the period. The Thunder went to the fourth up 76-68. Jackson finished with 13 points. Serge Ibaka chipped in with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Atlantas Kyle Korver missed three shots beyond the arc in the first half, but knocked down a 3-pointer early on in the third quarter to extend his record streak with at least one trey to 91 games in a row. In the previous game, Korver broke the mark set by Dana Barros from 1994-96. "There were a couple of stretches where we just couldnt get good shots," Korver said. "We all know we have room to grow. Weve got to get better, but we can get better." NOTES: Thunder G Thabo Sefolosha did not play after spraining his right knee in Sundays victory over the Pacers. Andre Roberson made his second start of the season and had two points and five rebounds. ... The Hawks biggest lead was two points. ... Oklahoma Citys Kendrick Perkins was called for a flagrant foul in the third quarter when he whacked Teague across the chin and neck as the Hawks guard drove for the basket. ... Millsap had 12 rebounds, while Horford added 10. ... The announced attendance was 12,503, but the upper deck behind each basket was largely empty. Kenny Smith Jersey .com) - Kam Chancellor bobbed his head in celebration as he crossed the goal line on his game-clinching 90-yard interception return. Danuel House Jersey .C. -- Kevin Harvick won his first career pole at Darlington Raceway on Friday as he looks to chase his first Southern 500.Durham, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Freshman Tyus Jones tied his season high with 22 points and No. 5 Duke beat Pittsburgh 79-65 on Monday for coach Mike Krzyzewskis 999th career win. Jahlil Okafor added 14 points, Rasheed Sulaimon scored 13 and Quinn Cook had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (16-2, 4-2 ACC), who have won two in a row. When youre making shots, especially at (Cameron Indoor Stadium), its like another adrenaline boost, said Sulaimon. Krzyzewski, the all-time Division I leader in wins, could get No. 1,000 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday when Duke plays St. Johns. Were really pleased. We beat a good team tonight, said Krzyzewski. Jamel Artis scored 21 points to lead Pitt (13-6, 3-3), who had a two-game winning streak snapped. Chris Jones chipped in 13 points and Michael Young scored 11. The Blue Devils were coming off a 63-52 win over then-NNo. Michael Frazier Jersey. 6 Louisville on Saturday after back-to-back losses to North Carolina State and Miami. They scored the first seven points against Pitt -- Amile Jefferson had four of them -- and led by double digits just 6 1/2 minutes into the game after Sulaimons 3 made it 15-4. Duke was 11-for-23 on 3-pointers in the game. Pitt got only as close as seven and Duke pushed its lead as high as 17 in the final minutes of the first half before taking a 41-25 advantage into the break. Dukes largest lead was 21 points with around 12 1/2 minutes left. The Panthers were within 10 after Youngs layup with 3:09 left but scored just two more points the rest of the way. Game Notes Jones was 4-for-6 on 3-pointers ... Duke made 20 of its 25 foul shots, including 16-of-21 in the second half ... Pitt hosts No. 10 Louisville on Sunday. ' ' '

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