- Associated Press - Friday, March 21, 2014

TORONTO (AP) - Kevin Durant has played in plenty of exciting, amazing and memorable games.

This one topped them all.

“That was the craziest game I’ve ever been a part of,” Durant said after his go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds left in the second overtime helped the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 119-118 on Friday night.

Durant had 51 points and 12 rebounds and All-Star guard Russell Westbrook limped off in the third quarter as the Thunder rallied in the final minute of the second extra session to win an eventful, emotional affair.


“Down eight with (49 seconds) to go, and I missed a free throw late in the game, and we won?,” Durant said. “Two guys foul out, Russell is out, back-to-back if you want to add everything into it. Craziest game.”

Reggie Jackson had 25 points and 12 rebounds and Serge Ibaka scored 13 as the Thunder won their fourth straight and finished off a 3-0 road trip that also included wins at Chicago and Cleveland.

The Thunder are 12-2 on the road against Eastern Conference opponents.

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points for Toronto and Amir Johnson had 25 points and 12 rebounds in his 500th career game. Kyle Lowry scored 25 and Greivis Vasquez fouled out after scoring 21.

Johnson said trying to defend Durant was a constant challenge.

“It’s tough,” the 6-foot-9 Johnson said. “He’s my height and he can shoot from half court. There isn’t too much you can do but double team him.”

Toronto led 118-110 after a pair of free throws by Lowry with 49 seconds left, but Durant banked in a 3 and Derek Fisher also connected from long range.

Toronto’s John Salmons missed a pair from the line with 9.7 seconds left, setting up Durant for his winning shot.

“We couldn’t go another overtime,” Durant said.

DeRozan had one final chance for Toronto, but his turnaround jumper came up well short.

“A lot of plays went our way,” Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks said. “Everything had to go right and some things had to go wrong for them.”

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