DALLAS — Kevin Durant felt like he was letting his team down through three quarters.
The three-time scoring champion then went on an offensive frenzy in the fourth before watching his supporting cast finish off the Dallas Mavericks.
Durant scored 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Russell Westbrook had 35 including the go-ahead jumper with 1 minute left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Mavericks 107-101 on Sunday night.
Durant was three of nine from the floor and hadn’t scored in the second half before hitting seven shots in a row during one stretch of the fourth.
“I was frustrated with myself early on and I wanted to stick with it," Durant said. “My teammates kept coming to me. So I just wanted to come through for them."
Even with Durant going on a scoring binge, the Mavericks managed to tie the game at 101 on Dirk Nowitzki’s two free throws with 1:20 left.
With Dallas taking the ball out of Durant’s hands, Westbrook connected on a 17-footer to give the Thunder a 103-101 lead. With a chance to tie on the next possession, Durant forced Dallas into a shot-clock violation when he blocked Mike James’ desperation jumper.
Thabo Sefolosha hit a turnaround jumper over O.J. Mayo to stretch Oklahoma City’s lead to 105-101.
Durant finished off his brilliant fourth by hitting two free throws with 2.2 seconds left.
“Shots weren’t falling for me and I turned the ball over," Durant said. “I just had to stick with it and I think I did a good job of that. My first three quarters were below average."
Nowitzki scored 23 points on eight-of-10 shooting, Vince Carter had 18 points and James added a season-high 14 points for Dallas.
The Mavericks, who have made the postseason 12 years in a row, are fighting to stay within reach of the final playoff spots in the Western Conference.
Dallas will play six of its next seven games at home.
In other games on Sunday:
Heat 108, Raptors 91: TORONTO — Miami tied the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, pulling away in the fourth quarter to beat Toronto for its 22nd consecutive victory.
Lakers 113, Kings 102: LOS ANGELES — Antawn Jamison scored 27 points, Metta World Peace added 22, and the Los Angeles Lakers won without Kobe Bryant, getting their sixth victory in seven games.
Bucks 115, Magic 109: MILWAUKEE — Monta Ellis scored a season-high 39 points, including 25 in the fourth quarter, to rally Milwaukee past Orlando.
Clippers 93, Knicks 80: LOS ANGELES — Chris Paul had 20 points and eight assists, Caron Butler added 14 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat injury-depleted New York.
Warriors 108, Rockets 78: HOUSTON — Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Klay Thompson had 26 points with six 3-pointers, and Golden State stayed ahead of Houston in the Western Conference standings.
Timberwolves 97, Hornets 95: MINNEAPOLIS — Derrick Williams scored a career-high 28 points and Ricky Rubio had 16 points with six assists to lead Minnesota.
Hawks 105, Nets 93: NEW YORK — Al Horford had 22 points and 11 rebounds, and Atlanta dominated the fourth quarter to keep Brooklyn from tying for first place in the Atlantic Division.