NBA: Durant leads Thunder past Pacers, James and Cavs defeated by his former team Miami

 Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots the ball during the game against the Indiana Pacers, on March 19, 2016.
Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder shoots the ball during the game against the Indiana Pacers, on March 19, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

OKLAHOMA CITY (REUTERS) - Kevin Durant had 33 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, including three free throws during the final 2.8 seconds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Indiana Pacers 115-111 in the National Basketball Association on Saturday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Pacers got 45 points from Paul George - his highest-scoring game in Bankers Life Fieldhouse - but the forward missed a potential game-tying three-pointer with seven seconds to play and the Thunder closed it out at the free throw line.

In other NBA games on Saturday night:

Nuggets 101 Hornets 93: D.J. Augustin came off the bench to score 24 points, including 12 straight in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets pulled out an improbable 101-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

Augustin, a former Charlotte Bobcats player, was 8 of 11 from the field with three three-pointers on a night when the Nuggets led by as many as 22 in the second half.

Wizards 99 Knicks 89: John Wall had 24 points and 10 assists as the surging Washington Wizards rallied with a dominant third quarter for a 99-89 win over the New York Knicks.

The Wizards (34-35), winners of four straight, trailed by 18 points in the first half, but took the lead for good by outscoring the Knicks 33-13 in the third quarter. Markieff Morris scored 17 points and Marcin Gortat had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the playoff hopefuls in their largest comeback of the season.

Heat 122 Cavaliers 101: LeBron James has yet to win at AmericanAirlines Arena since leaving Miami and that trend continued as the Miami Heat got 24 points from Dwyane Wade and defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 122-101.

Wade reached a significant milestone in a game the Heat never trailed. Midway through the third quarter, he became the 41st NBA player with 20,000 career points.

Hawks 109 Rockets 97: Reserve guards Tim Hardaway J. and Dennis Schroder combined for 34 points and sparked a fourth-quarter rally to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 109-97 win over the Houston Rockets on Saturday.

Hardaway scored 20 points, his second straight 20-point game, and Schroder scored 14 points with four assists, to spark a 23-12 fourth-quarter run that broke the game open.

Bulls 92 Jazz 85: Derrick Rose scored 22 points and Nikola Mirotic and Taj Gibson each had 15 as the Chicago Bulls beat the Utah Jazz 92-85 at the United Center.

Four players scored in double figures for Chicago (35-33), who never trailed. The Bulls won for the third time in four games and remained in the hunt for the final Eastern Conference spot.