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Serge Ibaka added 15 for Oklahoma City, which shot 54 percent (40 of 74) and built leads as big as 30 points in the first half and 34 in the second, allowing the starters to rest for the entire fourth quarter. Thabo Sefolosha scored 11 points, while Russell Westbrook had 10 points and 12 assists.
Oklahoma City made 14 3-pointers, with Martin hitting six of 11 and Durant four of five.
Ryan Anderson scored 15 points for New Orleans, which dropped its second straight. Anthony Davis tied a career high with 11 rebounds to go with eight points, but hit only four of 14 shots.
WARRIORS 106, TIMBERWOLVES 98
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - David Lee had 18 points and 13 rebounds and Golden State dominated inside in the victory.
Carl Landry added 15 points and seven boards and Stephen Curry had 17 points and six assists for the Warriors (5-4), who outscored Minnesota 58-22 in the paint.
Alexey Shved had 22 points and seven assists and Derrick Williams had 23 points and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves (5-4), who are starting to succumb to the injuries that have ravaged them early this season.
Harrison Barnes had 18 points and nine rebounds and the Warriors outrebounded Minnesota 50-34. They led 90-76 with eight minutes to play, but as they've done all season, the scrappy Wolves clawed back in it.
Shved's runner cut it to 92-89 with four minutes to go, but the short-handed Wolves just didn't have enough in the tank to finish it off.
76ERS 99, JAZZ 93
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jrue Holiday scored 26 points to help the Sixers snap a three-game home losing streak.
Jason Richardson added 20 points for Philadelphia. Thaddeus Young scored 14 and Nick Young finished with 12.
The Sixers (5-4) dropped the first two games of a five-game homestand to Milwaukee and previously winless Detroit before bouncing back against Utah.
Paul Millsap led the Jazz (4-6) with 22 points. DeMarre Carroll added a career-high 17 points, Al Jefferson had 15 and Mo Williams scored 12.
Before the game, injured Sixers center Andrew Bynum said he had suffered a ``setback'' in his return from a knee injury. Bynum said he now has swelling and a bone bruise on both knees and his target date of Dec. 10 for basketball activities is in limbo.
PACERS 103, MAVERICKS 83
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - David West and George Hill each scored 15 points, and the Pacers improved to 3-1 at home.
West and Hill, Indiana's top two scorers, had combined for 5-for-19 shooting and 10 points in Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee.
Roy Hibbert and Sam Young added 14 points apiece for the Pacers (4-6), who had lost two straight before beating the Mavericks and their former coach, Rick Carlisle.
The Pacers shot 47 percent from the field in their first blowout win of the season. They had gone six games without scoring at least 100 points.
O.J. Mayo led the Mavericks (5-5) with 19 points. Vince Carter and former Pacers guard Darren Collison each had 10 points.
MAGIC 110, PISTONS 106
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - J.J. Redick scored 23 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 42.8 seconds left, and Orlando got the win on the road.
Arron Afflalo scored 19 and Jameer Nelson added 13 points and 10 assists for Orlando, which had each of its starters score in double figures. Glen Davis had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Nikola Vucevic finished with 11 points and 13 boards.
The Magic (3-5) began the day averaging just 88 points a game, but scored 66 in the second half after trailing by as many as 13.
Greg Monroe had 23 points for Detroit, which has dropped nine of its first 10 games. The Pistons were coming off a 94-76 victory at Philadelphia on Wednesday night that snapped a franchise-worst 0-8 start.