NBA - Durant bags career-best as Oklahoma down Dallas in overtime

Kevin Durant scored a career-high 52 points as the NBA-leading Oklahoma City Thunder prevailed 117-114 in an overtime thriller against the Dallas Mavericks.

Durant landed a perfect 21 from 21 at the free-throw line, with Russell Westbrook adding 31 points for the visitors as the Thunder (32-8) won their sixth straight to continue their dominance in the league.

The Mavericks (17-24) had the Thunder worried after battling from nine down heading into the final quarter time to force overtime when O.J. Majo nailed a three-pointer with 2.3 seconds left.

But Durant landed nine of the Thunder's 12 points in overtime to grab the victory after Mike James failed with a late three-point attempt.

Vince Carter scored 29 from the bench to lead Dallas, who had their four game win streak snapped.