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Durant Has 42, Thunder Beat Pistons 112-111

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - APRIL 16: Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons shoots against the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 16, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – APRIL 16: Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons shoots against the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 16, 2014 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

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MURRAY EVANS, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference, rallying from 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night.

Oklahoma City (59-23) had lost two straight to put itself in the must-win situation in the regular-season finale to earn the No. 2 seed. Durant brought the Thunder back while recording his 14th 40-point game of the season.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored a career-high 30 points for the Pistons (29-53), while Greg Monroe had 22, Kyle Singler added 20 and Andre Drummond recorded his ninth straight double-double to end the season for Detroit, finishing with 22 points and 13 rebounds.

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