NBA roundup: Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets win

Sports Mole rounds up all the action from Thursday's games in the NBA.

The Oklahoma City Thunder survived a strong finish by the Cleveland Cavaliers to seal their 50th win of the season.

Kevin Durant helped the Thunder to a big lead heading into the fourth quarter before the Cavaliers hit back, but the NBA's leading points scorer made a series of free throws in the final minute to make sure of the win for the visitors.

The Golden State Warriors had to fight all the way as they sealed a narrow win over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Stephen Curry helped the Warriors to a 10-point lead inside the final four minutes, and while Ersan Ilyasova slashed the lead to just three in the last minute of the game, but the home side were able to hold on.

The Houston Rockets thrashed the Minnesota Timberwolves, despite a shaky start to the game.

The hosts were 10 points behind early in the second quarter, but James Harden led the Rockets back into the game with 28 points.

The Washington Wizards slipped to back-to-back defeats as the Portland Trail Blazers eased to a win.

The home side started to pull away in the second quarter, before an 11-3 run at the start of the third, led by Wesley Matthews and Damian Lillard, who combined for 52, ensured that the Wizards were unable to come back..

Results in full: Oklahoma City Thunder 102-95 Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves 106-129 Houston Rockets, Washington Wizards 103-116 Portland Trail Blazers, Milwaukee Bucks 110-115 Golden State Warriors

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