NBA roundup: Wolves snap 9-game skid

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[January 18, 2016]  MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Timberwolves won for the first time in 2016, beating the Phoenix Suns 117-87 at Target Center on Sunday afternoon.

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 Miami.

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 16.

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 return.

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 Indiana.

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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