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NBA: Durant scores 51 including game-winner in 2OT

Published on Mar 22, 2014 4:30 PM
 
Forward Kevin Durant (right) hit a game-winning three-pointer with 1.7 seconds left to cap off a 51-point effort to lead his Oklahoma City Thunder 119-118 over the Toronto Raptors in a double-overtime National Basketball Association (NBA) game on Friday, March 21, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS / USA TODAY SPORTS

TORONTO (XINHUA) - Forward Kevin Durant hit a game-winning three-pointer with 1.7 seconds left to cap off a 51-point effort to lead his Oklahoma City Thunder 119-118 over the Toronto Raptors in a double-overtime National Basketball Association (NBA) game on Friday night.

With 49 seconds remaining in the second overtime, Oklahoma City were down 110-118. Durant and team-mate Derek Fisher hit two key three-pointers to reduce Toronto's lead to two at 118-116.

After Raptors forward John Salmons missed two free throws, the Thunder controlled possession with nine seconds remaining.

Following a Thunder time-out to advance the ball, Durant received the inbound pass and calmly hit a three-pointer while heavily defended by Raptors forward Amir Johnson to put his team up 119-118.

 
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