Andrew Wiggins had 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting as Minnesota
snapped a nine-game losing streak. The 30-point margin of victory
was the largest for the Wolves this season.
Brandon Knight led the Suns with 20 points as Phoenix lost its
fourth consecutive game and 13th in its last 14 games.
Thunder 99, Heat 74
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook racked up his fifth triple-double
of the season, his second in two games, to lead Oklahoma City past
Westbrook had 13 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds. Teammate Kevin
Durant scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.
Dwyane Wade led the heat with 22 points, while Tyler Johnson scored
Spurs 112, Mavericks 83
SAN ANTONIO -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points, 13 of them in the
pivotal third quarter, as San Antonio walloped Dallas to win its
11th consecutive game and improve to 24-0 at home this season.
The Spurs also got 16 points from Boris Diaw and 15 from Kawhi
Leonard, who didn't play in the fourth quarter. Two of the Spurs'
starters, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker -- scored just two points each,
but shooting 0-for-4 from the floor. Parker left the game midway
through the third quarter with soreness in his right hip and did not
Dwight Powell led Dallas with 15 points. Mavericks star Dirk
Nowitzki was limited to four points.
Rockets 122, Lakers 95
LOS ANGELES -- James Harden scored 21 of his 31 points in the first
half, leading Houston to a rout of Los Angeles.
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Harden, who played 27 minutes and rested in the fourth quarter,
connected on 10 of 17 shots from the floor and made four of seven
from 3-point range.
Lou Williams scored 20 points to lead the Lakers, who dropped their
third in a row and their seventh in eight games. Kobe Bryant, who
scored five points, passed Jerry West's career mark of 6,238 assists
for second on the Lakers' all-time list. Earvin "Magic" Johnson is
the franchise leader with 10,141 assists.
Nuggets 129, Pacers 126
DENVER -- Randy Foye scored four points in the final 21 seconds,
including a tiebreaking 3-pointer, and Denver rallied to beat
Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets with 23 points before fouling out
with 3:39 left. Will Barton scored 15 of his 21 in the fourth
quarter, and guard Gary Harris had 20.
Myles Turner scored a career-high 25 points, and Monta Ellis had 24
for the Pacers, who have not won in Denver since 2007.
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