Westbrook gets triple-double, Thunder beat Lakers 113-96
Russell Westbrook recorded his second consecutive triple-double to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 113-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Westbrook posted 33 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds while taking only 21 shots en route to his 39th career tripledouble. Through three games, he is averaging 38.6 points, 12.3 rebounds and 11.6 assists.
WARRIORS 106, SUNS 100
Kevin Durant scored 37 points and Stephen Curry added 28 as Golden State held off pesky Phoenix. Klay Thompson had 14 points and Draymond Green had 13 rebounds for the Warriors, who trailed by as many as 13 in the first half before limiting the Suns to 43 second-half points.
PISTONS 98, BUCKS 83
Andre Drummond notched his 10th career 20-20 game with 20 points and 23 rebounds, and Detroit won its second straight, topping Milwaukee. Drummond added three blocks and two steals for the Pistons. Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope supplied 21 points and six rebounds, Tobias Harris had 16 points, and Marcus Morris and Ish Smith chipped in 11 points apiece for Detroit.
CLIPPERS 88, UTAH 75
Austin Rivers came off the bench to score 19 points, and Blake Griffin added 18 points and 10 rebounds, sparking Los Angeles to a victory over Utah Jazz in the Clippers’ home opener. Reserve Jamal Crawford chipped in 12 points, while DeAndre Jordan contributed 10 points and 16 rebounds for the Clippers.
GRIZZLIES 112, WIZARDS 103 (OVERTIME)
Mike Conley scored 24 points — 11 coming in the closing minutes of regulation and in overtime-and Marc Gasol added 20, including three key 3-pointers in the same time span, to lift Memphis past Washington. Gasol’s 3-pointer with 15.7 seconds left in regulation forced overtime, and two more treys in OT clinched the win. Memphis made 15 3pointers.
ROCKETS 93, MAVERICKS 92
James Harden scored a game-high 28 points, including one free throw with 0.1 seconds remaining, to lift Houston over Dallas. Harden drew a foul from Mavericks swingman Wesley Matthews on a desperate drive to the basket immediately after Matthews pulled Dallas even with a 3pointer with 4.1 seconds remaining. Matthews fouled out on the play, and Harden made the second free throw after missing the first.
SPURS 106, HEAT 99
Kawhi Leonard posted 27 points and six assists and Pau Gasol added 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead San Antonio past Miami. Leonard scored the Spurs’ final 12 points. San Antonio also got 18 points from backup point guard Patty Mills. — Reuters LA Clippers 88, Utah 75; Golden State 106, Phoenix 100; San Antonio 106, Miami 99; Detroit 98, Milwaukee 83; Oklahoma City 113, LA Lakers 96; Memphis 112, Washington 103 (OT); Houston 93, Dallas 92. Boston NY Knicks Brooklyn Philadelphia
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OKLAHOMA CITY: Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle (30) go up for a loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday. Oklahoma City won 113-96. — AP