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Sunday, March 2nd (All times Eastern)

Charlotte Bobcats (27-31) at Oklahoma City Thunder (44-15), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Oklahoma City Thunder halted a shocking losing streak last time out and will try to build on the recent success Sunday night when they host the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Thunder dropped three straight home games for the first time since 2009, but got back on track with a 113-107 win over the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Kevin Durant netted 30 of his 37 points in the second half as the Thunder held off the Grizzlies. Russell Westbrook tallied 21 points and six assists, while Serge Ibaka provided 16 points and nine rebounds for Oklahoma City.

"We played better defense but we still gave up way too many points," OKC head coach Scott Brooks said. "We had the 16-point lead in the fourth quarter and relaxed so we still have a lot of work to do."

Reggie Jackson added 14 points off the bench for the Thunder, who won for the first time this season without center Kendrick Perkins in the starting lineup. Perkins will miss six weeks after groin surgery.

The Thunder host the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday to close the homestand, then head west for two games.

The Bobcats began a brutal three-game road trip with a 10-point loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. They will visit the two-time defending champion Miami Heat on Monday.

The 10-point loss to the Spurs was not indicative of how close the game was.

The game was tied 80-80 with three minutes to go, but San Antonio just played solid basketball down the stretch.

"We made too many mistakes," said Al Jefferson. "We were getting back and made them go against a set defense. We kind of got away from that and one thing about San Antonio, we have to go play for 48 minutes."

Jefferson finished with 20 points and seven rebounds for Charlotte, which had its four-game winning streak snapped. Gary Neal deposited 15 points in his first game action for the Bobcats and Gerald Henderson added 12 points.

Josh McRoberts recorded a game-high 10 assists in defeat.

Charlotte shot a terrible 3-for-17 from long range, but the Bobcats can take solace in knowing they held the Spurs to just 14 first-quarter points, a season-low for San Antonio.

The Thunder have won six straight against the Bobcats, including a four-point victory in Charlotte on Dec. 27. The Bobcats have never won in five tries in Oklahoma City.

03/02 17:11:27 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
CHA
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
Final
SAC 107
MIL 108
Final
GSW 114
OKC 109
7:00pm Tonight
PHI
CHA
 
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ORL
UTA
 
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CLE
BRK
 
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BOS
MIN
 
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DET
TOR
 
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MIA
WAS
 
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MEM
CHI
 
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SAN
POR
 
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DEN
LAC
 
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LAL
OKC
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
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LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
Final
EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
Final
CSFU 72
CSDH 50
 
Final
ORST 90
DEP 59
Final
PAC 69
NEV 65
Final
USF 77
PORST 40
 
Final
IDAHO 86
WALLA 39
 
Final
UTST 57
CALST 56
 
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YOUNG
WILB
 
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TULA
JST
 
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RAD
SIENA
 
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MERC
COOK
 
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BUCK
CASEWEST
 
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LIB
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SCAR
CLEM
 
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CONC
 
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EKENT
 
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ODU
MDES
 
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NIAG
 
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UNF
 
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NORST
NARZ
 
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DART
NILL
 
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MORE
NKENTUCKY
 
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UCSB
SDCHR
 
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TENN
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FLGC
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CALST
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MTST
CHAT
 
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PRIN
LIP
 
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LAM
MLGN
 
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MINN
SEAT
 
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LOYC
SUTAH
 
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SELA
WINT
 
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SILL
NO
 
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MARQ
ALAAM
 
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TTU
ARKPB
 
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DEN
COLST
 
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CREI
TXPA
 
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CAL
EWASH
 
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UTST
IDST
 
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UTEP
ARZ
 
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CHAM
HAW
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
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SJS 4
EDM 3
Final
LOS 6
STL 4
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NJD
TAM
 
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OTT
ANA
 
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DET
NYI
 
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WIN
BOS
 
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CAL
DAL
 
Final
JAC 21
TEN 13