Westbrook picked up his eighth triple-double in the past 15 games
by compiling 26 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. Durant added
eight rebounds and eight assists.
Oklahoma City (52-22) earned a split of the season series, with each
club winning on the road.
Toronto (49-24) was led DeMar DeRozan, who finished with 19 points
and five assists. Norman Powell added a career-high 18 points,
Patrick Patterson scored 13, and Jonas Valanciunas contributed 10
points and 10 rebounds.
Hawks 102, Bulls 100
CHICAGO -- Jeff Teague scored 26 points and dished out seven
assists, and Atlanta held on for a win over Chicago.
Paul Millsap scored 11 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and blocked
six shots for the Hawks. Teammate Al Horford also posted a
double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Atlanta increased its winning streak to four games and improved to
9-1 in its past 10 contests. The Hawks completed a season sweep
against the Bulls with a 4-0 record.
Spurs 101, Grizzlies 87
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- LaMarcus Aldridge scored 31 points and grabbed 13
rebounds, leading San Antonio to a win over Memphis at FedExForum.
Aldridge finished 11-for-16 from the floor and 9-for-11 at the foul
line. He also had three assists and two blocks in 31 minutes.
The Spurs were without Kawhi Leonard (quad contusion), and they
rested Tony Parker, Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili. Patty Mills scored
17 points with four assists off the bench, and Kyle Anderson had 13
points, seven assists and four steals. Reserve Boris Diaw chipped in
13 points and six rebounds.
Pelicans 99, Knicks 91
NEW ORLEANS -- Jrue Holiday scored 10 of his team-high 22 points in
the fourth quarter before taking an inadvertent elbow to the eye to
lead New Orleans to a victory over New York at the Smoothie King
It was the Pelicans' first victory of the season when scoring fewer
than 100 points. They were an NBA-worst 0-33 entering the game when
failing to break the 100-point mark.
Holiday's final basket, a 17-foot jumper, gave New Orleans a 92-85
lead with 1:19 left, climaxing a 8-0 run. Holiday took an elbow to
the face from Knicks center Robin Lopez on an inbounds play with 56
seconds left, and did not return.
Timberwolves 121, Suns 116
MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Wiggins led all scorers with 32 points to lead
Minnesota to a win over Phoenix at Target Center.
Minnesota won for the third time in four games and is averaging 122
points per game in each of those wins.
The Timberwolves led by as many as 20 late in the third quarter but
watched the Suns go on a 23-4 run over the final minute of the third
and first half of the fourth quarter.
Heat 110, Nets 99
MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade had 30 points and nine assists to lead Miami to
a victory over Brooklyn at American Airlines Arena.
Wade, who made 14 of his 19 shots from the floor, had 17 of his
points in the first half. He injured his thumb in the first half but
returned to the game.
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The Heat got a career-high 27 points from backup center Hassan
Whiteside. Miami also received valuable contributions from its
rookies, 16 points from Josh Richardson and 13 points from Justise
Mavericks 97, Nuggets 88
DENVER -- J.J. Barea had 18 points and 11 assists, Dwight Powell had
a career-high 16 points as Dallas beat Denver.
Wesley Matthews scored 14 for the Mavericks, who snapped a
three-game skid and moved into a tie with Houston for the eighth and
final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They are one behind
seventh-place Utah with eight games left.
Dallas had lost 10 of 12 since the first week of March to fall
behind the Rockets but still control its postseason fate. The
Mavericks play Houston at home on April 6 and face the Jazz in Utah
on April 11.
Jazz 123, Lakers 75
SALT LAKE CITY -- Rodney Hood stole the spotlight from Kobe Bryant,
scoring 30 points to lead Utah to a victory over Los Angeles.
Hood scored all of his points in the first half when he went off
from outside, hitting eight of nine 3-point attempts and 11 of 13
field-goal attempts overall. Hood went scoreless in the second half
-- as Bryant played tight defense on him after the first-half
explosion -- but the red-hot Jazz were still able to increase their
lead without his offensive help.
Utah improved to 37-37, reaching the .500 mark for the first time
since they were 28-28 on Feb. 23.
Trail Blazers 105, Kings 93
PORTLAND -- Portland took care of business against short-handed
Sacramento. With the Kings resting starters DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy
Gay and Rajon Rondo, the Blazers had their way at Moda Center.
Portland led nearly all the way and by as many as 28 points.
The Blazers improved their playoff hopes, upping their record to
39-36, including 24-12 at home.
The Kings, who are all but out of the Western Conference postseason
race, fell to 29-45.
Clippers 114, Celtics 90
LOS ANGELES -- Austin Rivers scored 16 points, and Los Angeles
rolled past Boston at Staples Center.
DeAndre Jordan and Jamal Crawford added 15 points apiece for the
Clippers, who earned their third straight decision. Jordan also had
13 rebounds and three blocks in three quarters.
Chris Paul added 13 points and 14 assists, Wesley Johnson scored 11
points, and Jeff Green contributed 10 for Los Angeles.
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