Kevin Durant has a successful night on and off the court as Nets down the Suns

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Kevin Durant impressed on his latest return from injury as the Brooklyn Nets got the better of the Phoenix Suns 128-119.

Durant, who sat out the last three games in his most recent injury setback of the season, scored 33 points in his 28 minutes of action.

Phoenix’s Devin Booker top-scored with 36 points, but the performance of Durant and his All-Star team-mate Kyrie Irving (34 points, 12 assists) secured victory for the NBA’s Eastern Conference leaders against the team second in the west.

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Durant’s night was rounded off when Two Distant Strangers, a project on which he and Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley served as executive producers, won best live-action short film at the Oscars on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Steph Curry built on his historic month to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 117-113 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

Curry shot seven threes to finish with 37 points and set an NBA record for three-pointers in a calendar month at 85.

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The two-time MVP also produced an important block on Richaun Holmes in the dying stages of the game as the Warriors maintained their fight for a play-off spot.

Atlanta earned a statement victory over Milwaukee as the Hawks toppled the Bucks 111-104.

The loss may prove to be the death knell in Milwaukee’s quest to finish first in the Eastern Conference as the Bucks slip to 3.5 games behind Brooklyn.

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The Charlotte Hornets beat the Boston Celtics 125-104 on the back of Devonte Graham’s 24-point performance.

Charlotte went 10-12 from the field to start the game and never let up from there as they pulled within two games of the Celtics for the sixth spot in the east.

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The Memphis Grizzlies held off a late rally to defeat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-113.

And the Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers both kept their play-off hopes alive with respective wins over the Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic.