Thun­der beat Wizards, 126-115 in OT

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Rus­sell West­brook scored 14 of his 35 points in over­time and had his fourth con­sec­u­tive triple dou­ble to help the Thun­der spoil Wizards coach Scott Brooks’ re­turn to Ok­la­homa City with a 126-115 vic­tory Wed­nes­day night.

West­brook added 14 re­bounds and 11 as­sists for his ninth triple dou­ble this sea­son and the 46th of his ca­reer. He heads into De­cem­ber av­er­ag­ing a triple dou­ble on the sea­son.

Bradley Beal scored 31 points, John Wall had 15 points and 15 as­sists, and Marcin Gor­tat added 12 points and 11 re­bounds for the Wizards, who led 99-92 with 3:10 left in reg­u­la­tion. West­brook’s 3 with 8.5 sec­onds left in reg­u­la­tion tied the score at 105.

The Bucks’ Gian­nis An­te­tok­oun­mpo joined LeBron James as the only play­ers in the t past 30 sea­sons to have a 30-10-5-5 game be­fore turn­ing 22 after to­tal­ing 34 points, 12 re­bounds, five as­sists and five steals in Tues­day night’s win over the Cava­liers. ... Lak­ers guard Nick Young will be side­lined for two to four weeks with a strained right calf mus­cle. ... 76ers for­ward Ner­lens Noel, who had arthro­scopic knee surgery in Oc­to­ber, is set to re­join the team tonight.

Sen­a­tors goal­tender Craig An­der­son has taken a leave of ab­sence from the team for the third time as his wife bat­tles a rare form of throat can­cer.

The Sen­a­tors said An­der­son isn’t ex­pected to be avail­able for the team’s game tonight against the Fly­ers. An­der­son pre­vi­ously took leaves of ab­sence dur­ing the pre­sea­son and at the end of Oc­to­ber.

Ni­cholle An­der­son has been di­ag­nosed with na­sopha­ryn­geal car­ci­noma, a can­cer that starts in the up­per part of the throat be­hind the nose and near the base of skull.

Mike Con­don and the re­cently re­called An­drew Ham­mond will take on the goal­tend­ing du­ties in An­der­son’s ab­sence. An­der­son is 12-5-1 with a 2.20 goal­sagainst av­er­age this sea­son.

The Coy­otes hope DOliver Ek­man-Lars­son will be able to play against the Kings on Thurs­day, GM John Chayka said. Ek­man-Lars­son left a 2-1 over­time loss to the Sharks in the se­cond pe­riod Tues­day after sus­tain­ing a hand in­jury. … The Preda­tors an­nounced they signed D Adam Pardy to a one-year, two-way con­tract.

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