NBA roundup: Westbrook registers 100th triple-double
Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, recorded a milestone triple-double and led the Oklahoma City Thunder to their fourth consecutive win, 119-107 over the host Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.
Westbrook had 12 rebounds and 12 assists to complete his 100th career
triple-double. Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson and Jason Kidd are the only
other players to have 100 triple-doubles in their careers.
Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points and sparked a second-half comeback for the
Thunder. Jerami Grant finished with 20 points off the bench and made big plays
down the stretch.
Taurean Prince had 25 points and Dennis Schroder added 18 points for the
Hawks, who have lost four in a row.
Cavaliers 129, Suns 107
LeBron James had 28 points as part of his 14th triple-double of the season,
and Kyle Korver scored 22 points in his first start since March 4, 2017, as
visiting Cleveland blew past Phoenix.
James amassed 13 rebounds and 11 assists, and he made 13 of 15 free throw
attempts as the Cavaliers broke a two-game losing streak.
TJ Warren had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Josh Jackson had 19 points and Devin
Booker had 17 points and six assists for the Suns, who lost their sixth in a
row. They have dropped 16 of 17 and 21 of 23.
Jazz 110, Pistons 79
Rudy Gobert had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and five other Utah players scored
in double figures as the Jazz earned an easy victory over visiting Detroit.
Joe Ingles added 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds for the Jazz.
Jonas Jerebko chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds as Utah notched its
seventh straight victory and won for the 19th time in the past 21 games.
Luke Kennard scored 18 points and Andre Drummond added 13 points and 11
rebounds for Detroit. Blake Griffin also scored 13 points as the Pistons lost
for the 11th time in 14 games.
Spurs 108, Magic 72
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points in three quarters of action and paced five
teammates in double-figure scoring as host San Antonio dumped hapless Orlando.
The Spurs snapped a three-game losing streak but still have lost five of their
past seven outings. The win was just San Antonio's fourth in its past 15
The loss was the fifth straight for Orlando and 12th in its past 14 games. The
Magic got 10 points each from Nikola Vucevic and Jonathon Simmons. Vucevic
also grabbed 10 rebounds.
Clippers 112, Bulls 106
Milos Teodosic and Lou Williams hit key hoops to stall a Chicago run in the
fourth quarter, helping visiting Los Angeles earn the win.
Williams finished with 26 points, while DeAndre Jordan ran up a 29-point,
18-rebound double-double for Los Angeles. The Clippers won for the fifth time
in six games.
Bobby Portis had a team-high 19 points and nine rebounds off the bench for the
Bulls, who have alternated losses and wins in their past seven games.
Pelicans 119, Hornets 115
Anthony Davis had 31 points and 14 rebounds, and host New Orleans defeated
Jrue Holiday added 25 points as the Pelicans ended a two-game losing streak.
E'Twaun Moore and Emeka Okafor scored 14 points each, and Rajon Rondo had 12
points and 17 assists.
Lakers 112, Nuggets 103
Los Angeles extracted a measure of revenge on Denver and Jamal Murray,
rallying in the fourth quarter for a home victory.
The win came four days after Murray drew the ire of Lakers players and coaches
while celebrating Denver's 125-116 home win over Los Angeles. Lakers fans
booed Murray every time he touched the ball early in the rematch, but the
21-year-old was able to overcome it on an 18-point night.
Kyle Kuzma and Julius Randle had 26 points apiece and Isaiah Thomas added 23
for the Lakers. Kuzma and Randle completed double-doubles with 13 rebounds
apiece. Wilson Chandler led the Nuggets with 26 points and 10 boards.
Timberwolves 116, Wizards 111
Karl-Anthony Towns scored 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead visiting
Minnesota to a come-from-behind victory over Washington.
The Timberwolves trailed by eight points entering the fourth quarter.
Minnesota's Nemanja Bjelica had 17 points and made a couple of key 3-pointers
in the fourth period.
Markieff Morris had a season-high 27 points for Washington, hitting 10 of 15
shots from the floor.
Pacers 101, 76ers 98
Myles Turner led six players in double figures with 25 points to lift visiting
Indiana past Philadelphia.
Thaddeus Young had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Cory Joseph added 13 points
Joel Embiid had 29 points and 12 rebounds but committed eight turnovers for
the Sixers. Ben Simmons registered his seventh triple-double of the season
with 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
Raptors 116, Nets 102
Jonas Valanciunas carried Eastern Conference-leading Toronto on an off night
for stars DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry as the Raptors won at Brooklyn for
their ninth straight victory.
Valanciunas had a team-high 26 points and 14 rebounds. DeRozan finished with
15 points on 6-of-12 shooting while Lowry had 11 while going 4-for-13 from the
field with 11 assists as the Raptos won for the 16th time in 17 games.
D'Angelo Russell scored a game-high 32 points to pace the Nets. Rondae
Hollis-Jefferson added 19 points and Caris LaVert contributed 11 points and
seven assists for Brooklyn, which has dropped six of seven.
Mavericks 110, Knicks 97
Harrison Barnes scored 30 points as Dallas defeated host New York, which
dropped its eighth game in a row.
Dennis Smith Jr. had 17 points for the Mavericks, and Dirk Nowitzki scored 13.
Knicks reserve forward Michael Beasley scored 19 of his 21 points in the first
half. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 19 points for New York.
--Field Level Media