The Associated Press
Jan. 17, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 17 points, a career-high 17 assists and matched his career best with 15 rebounds for his first triple-double of the season and ninth overall, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 127-115 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
Kevin Durant had 36 points on 14-of-18 shooting, Serge Ibaka matched his career high with 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting, and Dion Waiters added 21. Oklahoma City had lost three of four.
NBA-leading Golden State had won eight in a row. Klay Thompson scored 32 points, Marreese Speights had 20 and Stephen Curry added 19 for the Warriors, They allowed their highest point total of the season.
CAVALIERS 126, CLIPPERS 121
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 37 points, LeBron James added 32 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Los Angeles Clippers.
Tristan Thompson had a season-high 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds starting in place of Kevin Love, who sat out after hurting his back in Thursday's win over the Lakers.
Blake Griffin had 34 points and 19 rebounds to lead six players in double figures for the Clippers, who had won six of their previous eight. DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Matt Barnes added 17 points and Chris Paul had 15 points.
James tied the game at 97-all early in the fourth on a 3-pointer over Austin Rivers, who became the first player in NBA history to play for his father after being signed by the Clippers.HAWKS 110, RAPTORS 89
TORONTO (AP) — Al Horford scored 22 points and the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks extended their winning streak to 11 games, beating the Toronto Raptors 110-89 on Friday night.
The Eastern Conference-leading Hawks have won 25 of 27 to improve to 32-8. The winning streak is their longest winning streak since also winning 11 in a row to begin the 1997-98 season. The Hawks also extended their franchise-record road winning streak to 11 games and are 15-1 on the road since starting 1-4.
Paul Millsap added 16 points, and Jeff Teague and DeMarre Carroll each had 13.
Atlanta, which made 12 of 23 3-point attempts, is unbeaten since a 107-77 blowout loss to Milwaukee on Dec. 26. Atlanta hasn't lost away from home since a 100-99 loss at Orlando on Dec. 13.
DeMar DeRozan scored 25 points for Toronto. The Raptors are 2-6 in their last eight games.
NETS 102, WIZARDS 80
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brook Lopez and Jarrett Jack each scored 26 points to help Brooklyn beat Washington to snap a seven-game losing streak.
Lopez, the subject of numerous trade rumors, scored 11 points in just over 2 1/2 minutes in the third quarter. He scored Brooklyn's first eight points of the fourth quarter, too, and had 25 of his 26 points in the second half. Jack had 19 of his 26 points in the final two quarters.
John Wall had 13 points for the Wizards.
The game was first meeting of Brooklyn's Kevin Garnett and Washington's Paul Pierce since March 4, 2007. Garnett and Pierce played six seasons in Boston together and last season with the Nets. Pierce scored eight points, and Garnett had four.
SUNS 110, TIMBERWOLVES 99
PHOENIX (AP) — Goran Dragic scored 21 points, Gerald Green added 19 and Phoenix sent Minnesota back to its losing ways.
Mo Williams, after scoring a franchise-record 52 on Tuesday night when the Timberwolves beat Indiana to snap a 15-game losing streak, scored 26 points on 10-for-22 shooting against Phoenix.
Green got his 19 points in 24 minutes after going scoreless in just 8 minutes on the floor in the Suns' win over Cleveland on Wednesday night.
Eric Bledsoe added 16 and Brandan Wright 11 for the Suns, winners of five in a row at home and 2-0 in their franchise-record, eight-game homestand.
Anthony Wiggins scored 17 points for Minnesota.
SPURS 110, TRAIL BLAZERS 96
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points in his return from a 15-game absence and San Antonio rolled past Portland.
After missing 17 games total due to a torn ligament in his right hand, Leonard's presence energized San Antonio. Tony Parker scored 19 points and Patty Mills added 18 for San Antonio.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and Damian Lillard added 23 for the Trail Blazers.
JAZZ 94, LAKERS 85
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 31 points on 12-of-18 shooting and added seven assists to lead Utah past Los Angeles.
Derrick Favors added in 18 points and 10 rebounds, and Trey Burke had 20 points for the Jazz.
Nick Young scored 23 points off the bench for the Lakers, who have lost four straight. Jordan Hill added 16 points for Los Angeles, which played without Kobe Bryant.
Bryant did not travel to Utah following the Lakers' 109-102 home loss to Cleveland on Thursday. Bryant had a career-high 17 assists in that game to go with 19 points and six rebounds.
BULLS 119, CELTICS 103
BOSTON (AP) — Derrick Rose scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and hit three of Chicago's seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.
Rose also had 10 assists. Jimmy Butler scored 22 points and Pau Gasol had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Chicago. The Bulls were 27 for 41 in the second half and outscored Boston 31-17 in the fourth quarter.
Jared Sullinger had 20 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics.
GRIZZLIES 106, MAGIC 96
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Newcomer Jeff Green scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Memphis held on to beat Orlando.
Green played his second game for Memphis after being acquired from Boston on Monday in a three-team trade.
Zach Randolph added 18 points, and Marc Gasol had 12 points and 16 rebounds to help the Grizzlies win their third straight. Memphis played for the first time this season without starting point guard Mike Conley, who sat with a sprained right ankle.
Elfrid Payton led the Magic with career highs of 22 points and 12 assists.
MAVERICKS 97, NUGGETS 89
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points after missing a game in Denver to rest, and Dallas split a home-and-home set against the Nuggets.
Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo were the other two Dallas starters who sat out the second night of a back-to-back on Wednesday night, and their return helped as well.
Chandler had his 17th double-double with 11 points and 16 rebounds, while Rondo scored just two points but had eight assists and nine rebounds.
Arron Afflalo scored 16 points for the Nuggets.
76ERS 96, PELICANS 81
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nerlens Noel had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and Michael Carter-Williams scored 22 points to lead Philadelphia past New Orleans.
The Sixers never trailed in only their third home win of the season. They put away the short-handed Pelicans in a hurry, making 10 of their first 14 shots and racing to a 16-point lead in the first quarter.
New Orleans played without center Anthony Davis and guard Jrue Holiday. Davis, averaging 24.2 points and 10.4 rebounds, sat out with a sprained left toe suffered late in Wednesday night's win at Detroit. Holiday, a former 76ers All-Star guard, missed a second straight game with right ankle inflammation.
Alexis Ajinca had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Pelicans. Eric Gordon also had 16 points.
HEAT 95, KINGS 83
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Chris Bosh scored 30 points and Luol Deng had 25 for Miami.
Miami scoring leader Dwyane Wade missed his second straight game with a hamstring strain.
Rookie point guard Shabazz Napier had 12 points, five assists and six rebounds in his second start of the season. Miami went 3-2 on its trip.
DeMarcus Cousins had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Sacramento.
PISTONS 98, PACERS 96.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brandon Jennings scored a season-high 37 points and Andre Drummond tipped in the winner with 0.3 seconds left in Detroit's victory over Indiana.
With 23.9 seconds left, Detroit called a timeout. Jennings took the inbounds pass and held for the last second shot. He drove to the bucket and missed the layup, but Drummond was there for the tip-in.
Drummond finished with 16 points and 16 rebounds.
Roy Hibbert led Indiana with 14 points.