The league's leading scorer was rested with a shoulder complaint, but Jeremy Lamb stepped up in his absence, scoring 19 from the bench.
Carmelo Anthony broke a string of records as the New York Knicks beat the Charlotte Bobcats in the two teams' fourth meeting of the season, ending a run of five defeats for the home side.
The All-Star forward scored 62 as the Knicks cruised to the win, bettering Durant's highest score of the season, Bernard King's Knicks best and Kobe Bryant's record for scoring the most points in a single game at Madison Square Garden.
The Brooklyn Nets held on for a single-point victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
Mirza Teletovic was able to open up a lead for the home side, scoring 34 off the bench, including 24 in the second quarter, before Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter led the Mavericks fightback, coming up just short.
Results in full: Los Angeles Lakers 105-114 Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors 104-95 Philadelphia 76ers, San Antonio Spurs 105-79 Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder 101-83 Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks 78-93 Cleveland Cavaliers, New Orleans Pelicans 103-101 Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Bobcats 96-125 New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers 112-95 Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies 88-87 Houston Rockets, Washington Wizards 101-95 Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers 116-111 Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Timberwolves 121-120 Golden State Warriors