Highlights of Thursday's NBA games
March 9 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Basketball Association games:
Pistons 106, Cavaliers 101
Andre Drummond powered for 20 points and 16 rebounds and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Tobias Harris had 15 points apiece for the Pistons, who have won three of their last four games. Marcus Morris and Ish Smith each added 12 points for Detroit, which outscored Cleveland 33-21 in the fourth quarter.
James collected 29 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. Kyrie Irving supplied 27 points and Channing Frye had 15, all on 3-pointers, but Cleveland dropped its third straight. J.R. Smith came off the bench after missing the previous 36 games with a fractured right thumb. He was 1 of 9 from the field while scoring three points.
Thunder 102, Spurs 92
Russell Westbrook collected his 31st triple-double of the season to lead Oklahoma City over San Antonio.
Westbrook scored 23 points to go along with 13 assists and 13 rebounds. He is tied with Wilt Chamberlain for the second-most triple-doubles in a season. It was also his first triple-double against the Spurs.
Victor Oladipo scored 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field in his second game back since missing six with back spasms. Enes Kanter came off the bench to add 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Thunder ended a four-game losing streak.
Kawhi Leonard finished with 19 points for San Antonio. Pau Gasol scored 18 points as the Spurs saw their nine-game win streak come to an end.
Clippers 114, Grizzlies 89
Austin Rivers scored 20 points, Chris Paul added 19, J.J. Redick had 15 and Blake Griffin posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Los Angeles over Memphis.
The loss was the fourth straight for the Grizzlies, who fell to 2-5 since the All-Star break and three games behind the fifth-place Clippers in the Western Conference.
Lakers 122, Suns 110
D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points as Los Angeles broke an eight-game losing streak with a win over Phoenix.
The victory was the first for the Lakers since Magic Johnson took over as the team's president of basketball operations. The Lakers also broke an 11-game losing streak at Phoenix.
Jordan Clarkson scored 19 for the Lakers, while Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac had 14 points apiece. Devin Booker put up 23 points to pace the Suns.
Trail Blazers 76ers (OT)
Jusuf Nurkic achieved career highs in points (28), rebounds (20), assists (eight) and blocked shots (six), and Portland topped Philadelphia in overtime.
Damian Lillard added 24 points and CJ McCollum 23 for the Trail Blazers, who won their fourth straight game -- their longest streak of the season.
Rookie Dario Saric scored a season-high 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Robert Covington had 24 points and a career-high 13 boards for the 76ers, who lost for the sixth time in seven outings.