Durant drops 37 as Warriors beat Suns
PHOENIX » Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Stephen Curry added 28 and the Golden State Warriors held off the pesky Phoenix Suns 106-100 on Sunday.
The Warriors didn’t seal the victory until Curry’s two free throws with 12.9 seconds to play. Durant added a pair of free throws with seven seconds left to provide the final margin.
T.J. Warren scored 26 points and Eric Bledsoe had 21 for the winless Suns, who took the Thunder into overtime in Oklahoma City on Friday night. Tyson Chandler grabbed 18 rebounds for Phoenix.
The Suns led by as many as 13 in the first half. The Warriors finally took somewhat shaky control midway through the final quarter. THUNDER 112, LAKERS 96 » Russell Westbrook scored 33 points as part of another triple-double to help Oklahoma City beat Los Angeles to remain unbeaten.
Westbrook, coming off a 51-point triple-double against the Phoenix Suns on Friday, also had 16 assists and 12 rebounds against the Lakers. According to the Thunder, he joined Magic Johnson, Jerry Lucas and Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with two triple-doubles in the first three games of a season.
The Thunder have won 20 straight regular-season games when Westbrook registers a triple-double. He clinched this one, the 39th of his career, in the third quarter. He ended the game with season averages of 38.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 11.7 assists.
Victor Oladipo added 20 points for the Thunder.
D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle each scored 20 points for the Lakers. SPURS 106, HEAT 99 » Kawhi Leonard scored 14 of his 27 points in the final 6:04, doing so with a bandage under his right eye and helping San Antonio hold off Miami to remain unbeaten.
Leonard left the game with 8:29 remaining to be tended to and returned for the final 6:48.
Pau Gasol had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who wasted a 16-point first-half lead before recovering. Patty Mills added 18 for San Antonio, the first team to get to 4-0 in this young NBA season. ROCKETS 93, MAVERICKS 92 » James Harden made a free throw with 0.1 seconds left, lifting Houston over Dallas in its home opener.
Harden had 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. He was fouled by Wesley Matthews on a driving layup at the buzzer with the game tied, then made the second of two free-throw attempts. CLIPPERS 88, JAZZ 75 » Austin Rivers scored 19 points, Blake Griffin added 18 and Los Angeles routed Utah in its home opener.
Jamal Crawford had 12 points, and DeAndre Jordan had 16 rebounds despite spraining his right thumb. GRIZZLIES 112, WIZARDS 103, OT » Marc Gasol scored 20 points, including a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, to help Memphis beat Washington.
The game was tied in regulation after Gasol’s 3 from 27 feet with 15.7 seconds left in regulation tied the score at 100-all. John Wall’s 9-foot attempt at the horn was off, sending the game to an extra period. PISTONS 98, BUCKS 83 » Andre Drummond had 20 points and 23 rebounds, helping Detroit cruise.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 21 points for the Pistons, who scored seven straight points in the final minute of the third quarter to build a 10-point lead. Drummond reached 20 rebounds for a second consecutive game, and this was his 10th career game with at least 20 points and 20 rebounds.