Date: February 14, 2014

Elias Says...

By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc.
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Oklahoma City rallies in 4th quarter to prevent a major upset

From Elias: The Thunder defeated the Lakers on Thursday, 107-103, after it trailed by 13 points early in the fourth quarter. Over the last 12 seasons, the Lakers are now 210-3 at home when holding a lead of at least 13 points in the fourth quarter. The other losses were against Phoenix in 2004 and Philadelphia in 2009.

Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder


Durant extends streak

From Elias: Kevin Durant scored 43 points on Thursday, extending his streak of games with at least 25 points to 20 straight, nine shy of his career-long streak (29 games 2009-10). Only five other players in NBA history have had more than one streak of 20 or more games scoring at least 25 points: Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan.

Oklahoma City Thunder


Noah and Bulls cut down Nets

From Elias: Joakim Noah collected 13 rebounds and passed out seven assists on Thursday in his 50th game this season, bringing his totals for the campaign to 575 rebounds and 220 assists. Since the 1980-81 season, the only other players to have that many rebounds and assists in their first 50 games of a season are Larry Bird, Charles Barkley (three times) and Kevin Garnett (seven times).

Chicago Bulls