By GREG BRANDON and MIKE ZECKAARENBERGThe Houston Rockets won a game that the Houston Rockets would rather forget.
Kevin Durant made a jump shot with 10 seconds left and the Oklahoma City Thunder lost by a single point, a 112-100 loss.
Kevin Love, a veteran with an All-Star season ahead of him, scored 17 points and the Thunder made just 3 of 12 shots in the final two minutes of regulation.
The Thunder’s first shot in overtime was a 3-pointer by Kevin Martin that gave Oklahoma City a 107-101 lead.
The Rockets shot just 2 of 7 in the third quarter.
“I think we came out a little bit different defensively,” Durant said.
“We came out with a lot of intensity and we were very physical, so we made some shots down the stretch.”
James Harden made his first three 3-pointers, including a jumper over Russell Westbrook and a pair of free throws.
Harden then hit a jumper and a free throw with 2:47 remaining, but the Thunder were able to tie the game on a driving layup by Serge Ibaka.
Durant’s jumper was a big reason the Thunder won, but Harden’s last-minute basket with 5.9 seconds left gave them a 110-109 win.
Durant was the MVP of the league’s best team.
“We had a little more intensity, a little quicker pace,” Durant told the team’s official website.
“I think it was a great shot to make, and it was an opportunity for us to take advantage of it.”
The Rockets’ Kevin Martin, who had nine points, had 17 points on 4-of-13 shooting.
He scored eight points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Russell Westbrook scored 21 points for Oklahoma City, which lost for the fourth time in five games.
Durant had 12 points.
Westbrook had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Oklahoma State.
The Mavericks shot 39 percent and committed just five turnovers.
The Rockets have lost three straight.
They’ve won four of five.