Kevin Durant scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the host Chicago Bulls 97-91 on Thursday night.
Durant iced the game with an off-balance jumper with 35.1 seconds to play.
Serge Ibaka had 21 points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Thunder, which beat the Bulls for the third time in its last four games at Chicago. Russell Westbrook chipped in with 16 points and 12 assists.
Luol Deng led the Bulls with 27 points, and Richard Hamilton added 20 points and eight rebounds. Joakim Noah had nine points, 13 rebounds and six assists.
Hamilton made a tying jumper with 2:52 to play, but then Durant took over, making a floater from the top of the key over Deng to keep the Bulls at bay.
Durant was passive for much of the game and didn't attempt a free throw until the closing seconds.
Kings: The league suspended forward Thomas Robinson for two games for elbowing Detroit's Jonas Jerebko in the neck. The play occurred with 10 minutes left in Sacramento's 105-103 victory Wednesday. Robinson, the fifth overall pick in this year's draft out of Kansas, was ejected. Robinson will miss the Kings' games against San Antonio
Cavaliers: Anderson Varejao returned to practice and is expected to play Friday at Phoenix, but rookie Dion Waiters is limping with a thigh bruise and is questionable. Varejao sat out Wednesday's loss to the Warriors with a knee contusion. Also, Kyrie Irving and C.J. Miles missed practice with food poisoning that they contracted at the team hotel in San Francisco.
Etc.: Mehmet Okur announced his retirement at age 33. The 6-foot-11 Okur, who's from Turkey, averaged 13.5 points and 7 rebounds per game in 10 NBA seasons. He won a title with Detroit in 2004. He played in 17 games for New Jersey last season, then was traded to Portland. The Trail Blazers waived him in March.
MCT Information Services contributed to this report.