NBA scores: Thunder win fourth straight

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The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz at home on Friday to win their fourth-straight game and their seventh in eight tries.

The Oklahoma City Thunder padded their lead in the Northwest Division by disposing of the second-place Utah Jazz, 106-94 on Friday at home.

The Thunder (13-4) now have a four-game lead on Utah and have won four-straight games.

Kevin Durant (25 points) and Russell Westbrook (23) led the charge for Oklahoma City, while Kevin Martin added 19 off the bench. Westbrook even flirted with a triple-double by chipping in 13 rebounds and eight assists. He also had seven steals. Enes Canter led the Jazz with 18 off the bench.

With the win, the Thunder also gained some ground on the third-place Denver Nuggets, who dropped a pair this weekend on the road to the Golden State Warriors (106-105) and Los Angeles Lakers (122-103).

With Denver's now three-straight losses, the MInnesota Timberwolves were able to pull even with them in the division by beating the Bucks at home, 95-85 on Friday.

The last-place Portland Trail Blazers lost 96-78 in Boston.

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