OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook scored 19 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder past the Memphis Grizzlies 114-102 on Friday night.
Westbrook also had 13 rebounds and 12 assists. It was his 25th triple-double this season and the 62nd of his career. His season total is the most in the NBA since Wilt Chamberlain had 31 during the 1967-68 season.
Steven Adams had 16 points and 13 rebounds, Joffrey Lauvergne scored a season-high 16 and Anthony Morrow added 15 points for the Thunder, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Marc Gasol scored 31 points and Mike Conley had 18 for the Grizzlies, who shot 48 percent overall but just 3 of 19 on 3-pointers.
ROCKETS 121, BULLS 117, OT
HOUSTON (AP) – James Harden had 42 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists to rally Houston to the overtime win.
Harden hit a step-back jumper over Paul Zipser with 36.1 seconds remaining in the extra period and was fouled. He made the free throw to give the Rockets a two-point lead they never relinquished.
The Bulls played without star forward Jimmy Butler, who was nursing a bruised heel. Starting in his place, Michael Carter-Williams had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists before fouling out with two minutes remaining in overtime.
In a special halftime ceremony, the Rockets retired Yao Ming’s No. 11 jersey with a dedication that featured Yao’s family, former teammates, fellow Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo as well as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
NUGGETS 121, BUCKS 117
DENVER (AP) – Nikola Jokic returned to the lineup with his first career triple-double, powering Denver to the win.
Jokic had 20 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists after missing three games with a strained left hip. He nearly had his triple-double in the first three minutes of the second half, but went without another assist until late in the fourth quarter.
Wilson Chandler scored 23 points and Kenneth Faried had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets.
Milwaukee lost for the 10th time in 11 games. Jabari Parker had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 23.
PACERS 106, NETS 97
NEW YORK (AP) – Paul George and Jeff Teague each scored 24 points, helping Indiana to its fifth consecutive win.
Myles Turner and Al Jefferson scored 11 points apiece for the Pacers, and Thaddeus Young had 10 points, nine rebounds and four steals. George also grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked three shots.
Brook Lopez scored 23 points for Brooklyn, which has dropped eight straight. Sean Kilpatrick had 18 points, and Joe Harris finished with 15.
Teague gave the Pacers a 100-95 lead on a layup with 1:21 left and then iced the game 50 seconds later with a steal and two free throws.
CELTICS 113, LAKERS 107
BOSTON (AP) – Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter, and the Celtics beat the Lakers for their sixth consecutive victory.
Al Horford added 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Celtics. Thomas logged his 34th straight game with 20 or more points and is six shy of John Havlicek’s franchise-record streak.
Jae Crowder had 18 points for Boston (32-18).
Lou Williams led the Lakers with 21 points. D’Angelo Russell had 20 and Larry Nance Jr. finished with 18 as Los Angeles (17-36) lost for the fifth time in six games.
Boston and Los Angeles began the night with 3,252 wins, tied for the most in NBA history. Before their loss, the Lakers held at least a share of the league’s victories mark since 2001.
PISTONS 116, TIMBERWOLVES 108
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) – Marcus Morris scored a career-high 36 points, and the Pistons held on for the victory at home.
Jon Leuer added a career-high 24 points for Detroit, which won despite 5-for-20 shooting from its starting backcourt of Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Andre Drummond had 12 points and 18 rebounds.
Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota, and Andrew Wiggins added 21 points. Zach LaVine scored 20 points.
Detroit led 92-82 in the fourth quarter before a 7-0 run by the Timberwolves cut the lead to three. The Pistons responded with a 10-0 run of their own.
MAGIC 102, RAPTORS 94
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Serge Ibaka had 20 points and 12 rebounds, leading Orlando to the victory.
The Magic (20-32), who also beat the Raptors 114-113 on Sunday, had dropped two in a row and five of six. Evan Fournier had 20 points and 10 rebounds for Orlando, and Nikola Vucevic added 18 points.
The Raptors (30-21) played without star guard DeMar DeRozan, who was sidelined by a right ankle injury. Jonas Valanciunas, Norman Power and Kyle Lowry each had 18 points for Toronto, which has lost eight of 10.
MAVERICKS 108, TRAIL BLAZERS 104
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Yogi Ferrell scored 32 points to help Dallas beat Portland.
Ferrell, who signed a 10-day contract with the Mavericks six days ago, had 22 points at halftime – shattering his previous career high of 17. He has scored 71 points this week.
Dallas built its lead up to 22 before Portland rallied to within one. Ferrell answered with a 3-pointer with 19 seconds left to give the Mavericks a cushion.
Former Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews added 27 points for Dallas.
CJ McCollum scored 28 points, including buzzer-beaters at the end of the second and third quarters, to lead the Blazers. Evan Turner added 24.
After a 4-17 start to the season, the Mavericks have won four straight and eight of 11 to move within 2 1/2 games of Denver for final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
SUNS 105, KINGS 103
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Devin Booker scored 33 points and hit the game-winning jumper at the buzzer to give Phoenix a victory over Sacramento.
Booker banked in a 20-foot fadeaway over Matt Barnes, snapping the Suns’ five-game losing streak. They had dropped their previous four meetings with Sacramento.
DeMarcus Cousins had a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for the Kings. Darren Collison scored 19 points, and Ty Lawson and Ben McLemore added 18 apiece. Sacramento has lost three straight games and is 8-14 at home.
TJ Warren had 21 points and Eric Bledsoe scored 20 for the Suns. Booker, who had 15 points in the third quarter, has scored 20 or more in 15 straight games.
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