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NBA scores: Oklahoma City cruises to victory against Hornets

The Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a win against the New Orleans Hornets, and some early-seasons battles in each conference led the NBA weekend scoreboard.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder rolled past the New Orleans Hornets 100-79 on Saturday, taking full advantage of the absence of rookie Anthony Davis, who sat out his seventh straight game with an ankle sprain.

The Thunder held the Hornets to 23 points or less in each quarter as New Orleans connected on 37 percent of its shots from the floor. Kevin Durant scored 20 points on just 13 shot attempts and Russell Westbrook added 18 points and 10 assists to lead Oklahoma City.

Saturday's schedule also included key matchups in each conference The Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets met on five-game winning streaks, but it was Miami coming away with a 102-89 win in a battle of Eastern Conference powers. Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 34 points and seven assists.

Meanwhile in the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs helped themselves keep pace with the first-place Memphis Grizzlies, winning 99-95 behind 30 points from Tony Parker, who along with Tim Duncan (27 points), returned from a controversial game where he sat out to rest.

On Sunday's ticket, the Orlando Magic beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 113-103, in a meeting with former Magic center Dwight Howard.

Here's a look at the full weekend scoreboard for the NBA:

Saturday scores

Miami 102, Brooklyn 89

Houston 124, Utah 116

Portland 118, Cleveland 117

Chicago 93, Philadelphia 88

Oklahoma City 100, New Orleans 79

Milwaukee 91, Boston 88

San Antonio 99, Memphis 95

Dallas 92, Detroit 77

Los Angeles Clippers 116, Sacramento 81

Golden State 103, Indiana 92

Sunday scores

New York 106, Phoenix 99

Orlando 113, Los Angeles Lakers 103