Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/8/14
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Kevin Durant had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook scored 21 points and fueled a key third-quarter spurt that helped the Oklahoma City Thunder pull away for a 103-83 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. Serge Ibaka added 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting for Oklahoma City (52-19), which entered the game 2 1/2 games behind the San Antonio Spurs in the race for the Western Conference's top playoff spot. The Spurs played the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. Damian Lillard scored 19 points for Portland (33-37), which finished 2-3 on a five-game road trip. The Blazers fell three games behind the Los Angeles Lakers in the race for the Western Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. Westbrook was called for a technical foul with 2:53 left in the third quarter. Portland's Nicolas Batum made 2-of-3 free throws to tie the game 63-63, but a steal and dunk by Westbrook started a 10-2 run that put the Thunder ahead 73-65. Westbrook assisted on a 14-foot jumpe...
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