Jeff Green is fouled by his former Brooklyn teammate, Indiana’s Caris LeVert, during the Nets’ 130-113 win Thursday night in Indianapolis. Doug McSchooler/Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Kevin Durant scored a season-high 42 points, including 22 in the third quarter, and the Eastern Conference-leading Brooklyn Nets glided to a 130-113 victory over the depleted Indiana Pacers on Thursday night.

Playing without Kyrie Irving and James Harden, the Nets built a double-digit lead by the second quarter and were never seriously threatened.

Durant hit 16 of 24 shots and had 10 assists in his eighth start since being sidelined for nearly two months because of a hamstring injury. It was the All-Star forward’s third game of 30 points or more since his return, which was also interrupted for three games by a thigh injury.

Alize Johnson added 20 points and 21 rebounds for Brooklyn.

Caris LeVert scored 12 of his 36 points in the first quarter for the Pacers, but the Nets still led 35-28 after one behind Jeff Green’s 12 points in the period. Brooklyn’s advantage reached 66-52 by halftime.

MAVERICKS 115, PISTONS 105: Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 42 points, helping visiting Dallas overcome the absence of Luka Doncic.

Trey Burke added 15 points for Dallas, which moved a game ahead of Portland for the No. 6 spot in the Western Conference. Doncic missed the game because of a left elbow issue, and the Pistons were also without their leading scorer, Jerami Grant.

The game was tight until the final minute. Hardaway scored 17 points in a row during a fourth-quarter stretch, capping that run with a 3-pointer with 1:05 remaining that put the Mavericks up 109-105.

TIMBERWOLVES 126, WARRIORS 114: Ricky Rubio scored 26 points and rookie Anthony Edwards added 25 as Minnesota won at home.

Edwards’ big fourth quarter helped Minnesota extend its season-long winning streak to four games. The Timberwolves rookie scored 18 of his 25 points in the fourth.

Stephen Curry overcame early shooting struggles to finish with 37 points for Golden State.

ROCKETS 143, BUCKS 136: Kevin Porter Jr. scored a career-high 50 points, and NBA-worst Rockets beat visiting Milwaukee after Giannis Antetokounmpo left less than a minute into the game because of an apparent ankle injury.

Houston snapped a five-game losing streak on the back of a dazzling performance from Porter, who scored 32 points in the second half and 17 in the fourth quarter. His previous career best was 30 points as a rookie with Cleveland last season.

Antetokounmpo played just 46 seconds. On a driving layup, he appeared to appeared to step on the foot of Kelly Olynyk, rolling what was already an injured ankle. He limped to the locker room and spent a few minutes there before returning to the bench, where he sat for the rest of the game.

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