NBA roundup: Thunder rally past Nets
Paul George and Russell Westbrook combined for 56 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the visiting Brooklyn Nets 108-96 on Wednesday night.
Oklahoma City trailed by as much as 17 early in the second quarter and 10
early in the second half. It was the second time this season the Thunder came
from a double-digit deficit in the second half to beat the Nets and the 14th
game this season that Oklahoma City won after trailing by at least 10.
The comeback wasn't as dramatic as Dec. 5 in Brooklyn, when the Thunder
outscored the Nets by 20 in the fourth quarter to win by two. This time, the
comeback happened in the third quarter, when George snapped out of his recent
slump with 12 points.
Westbrook finished with 31 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his first
triple-double since Feb. 28. Spencer Dinwiddie led the Nets with 25 points.
Wizards 100, Magic 90
Bradley Beal scored 23 points, Thomas Bryant added 21 points and 10 rebounds,
and Washington defeated visiting Orlando.
Jabari Parker added 19 points and nine rebounds for Washington, which is 2-0
on a crucial five-game homestand. Wizards reserves, led by Bryant, Parker and
Chasson Randle (13 points), scored 59 points.
Nikola Vucevic led the Magic with 20 points and 14 rebounds. D.J. Augustin
scored 16 points, and Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac had 13 each for the
Magic, who have lost four of five.
Heat 108, Pistons 74
Justise Winslow led a balanced attack with 16 points, and host Miami scored
the first 21 points of the second half to roll past Detroit.
The Heat outscored the Pistons 33-8 in the third quarter. It was Detroit's
lowest-scoring quarter since Nov. 21, 2012, when the Pistons had an
eight-point quarter against Orlando.
Dion Waiters had 14 points, Hassan Whiteside and Josh Richardson scored 13
apiece, and Dwyane Wade tossed in 11 points off the bench for Miami. Blake
Griffin led Detroit with 13 points. Former Heat guard Wayne Ellington added 11
Hawks 132, Grizzlies 111
Atlanta continued its hot play on offense, with John Collins, Trae Young and
Alex Len combining for 69 points in a win over visiting Memphis. The Hawks
entered the game as the NBA's top offensive team since the All-Star Game,
averaging 122.5 points.
Collins finished with 27 points on 11-for-17 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds
for his 28th double-double of the season. Young scored 22 points and had eight
rebounds. Len came off the bench to add 20 points and eight rebounds.
CJ Miles sank eight 3-pointers and scored 33 points for the Grizzlies. Mike
Conley added 20 points and seven assists.
--Field Level Media