NBA roundup: Thunder pound Pelicans

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[February 12, 2016]  The Sports Xchange
 OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant each scored 23 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 121-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Westbrook was one rebound shy of his ninth triple-double of the season, as he collected 10 assists and nine boards. Durant shot 10-for-17 from the field to go along with six assists. Serge Ibaka added 18 points for the Thunder.

Oklahoma City heads into the All-star break as one of three teams in the Western Conference with at least 40 wins. According to Elias Sports, that is the first time in NBA history for that to happen in either conference.

Anthony Davis scored 23 points to lead the Pelicans, but was limited to three rebounds and no blocked shots. Jrue Holiday came off the bench to post 23 points and six assists.

Bucks 99, Wizards 92

MILWAUKEE -- Khris Middleton scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter as Milwaukee pulled away from Washington down the stretch.

Middleton hit nine of 17 shots but also set his teammates up well, notching nine assists while grabbing six rebounds and five steals. Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 17 apiece for Milwaukee, which also got 12 points and nine rebounds from Greg Monroe.

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The Wizards had five players score in double figures. Bradley Beal led the way with 19, while John Wall added 15.

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