Thunder beat Wizards, 126-115 in OT
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.