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Thunder roll in Charlotte

| December 22, 2010 8:00 PM

Kevin Durant scored 32 points and the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a poor shooting night by dominating the fourth quarter in a 99-81 victory over the reeling Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.

The Thunder quickly erased a 69-68 deficit entering the final period with a 25-3 run full of dunks and transition buckets off Charlotte turnovers. The Bobcats missed their first 11 shots, threw the ball away five times and didn't get their first field goal of the quarter until 2:52 remained, producing sarcastic cheers.

Mavericks 105, Magic 99: Caron Butler scored 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki had 17 and Dallas won at Orlando.

Bulls 121, 76ers 76: Derrick Rose and Luol Deng each scored 22 points, leading host Chicago past Philadelphia.

Nets 101, Grizzlies 94: Brook Lopez scored 26 points, leading New Jersey at Memphis.

Bucks 98, Lakers 79: Earl Boykins scored 22 points, John Salmons added 20 and visiting Milwaukee snapped Los Angeles' five-game winning streak.

Warriors 117, Kings 109, OT: Monta Ellis scored nine of his 36 points in overtime to lift Golden State at Sacramento.