WESTBROOK NETS TRIPLE- DOUBLE IN THUNDER VICTORY
oklahoma city » Russell Westbrook got his 23rd career triple- double, leading the Thunder to a 113- 93 victory over the Timberwolves on Friday night.
Westbrook finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his fourth triple- double of the season. He bounced back from being ejectedWednesday against Dallas following skirmishes with J. J. Barea. He sat out the fourth quarter Friday because the Thunder was in control.
Kevin Durant had 21 points, DionWaiters scored 20 and Cameron Payne added 14 for the Thunder, which won its third straight.
JohnWall had 28 points, seven rebounds and eight assists to lead the Wizards to a 118- 104 victory over the Pacers. The Wizards outscored the Pacers 35- 19 in the second quarter, led by as much as 20 in third and cruised to the road victory. Bradley Beal added 22 points for Washington. Paul George scored 21 points for Indiana. … Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points against his former team, Marcus Smart had his first career triple- double and the Celtics beat the Suns 117- 103. Thomas was acquired from the Suns in a trade Feb. 19. Four days later, in his only other game against Phoenix since the deal, he had 21 points and seven assists. Smart had 10 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds. … Damian Lillard had 33 points and 10 assists, reserve Allen Crabbe added 19 points and the Trail Blazers beat the Nets 116- 104 for their third straight victory. … Ryan Anderson hit six 3- pointers and had a season- high 32 points, Anthony Davis dunked Jrue Holiday’s alley- oop lob with two seconds left and the Pelicans beat the Hornets 109- 107. Davis finished with 22 points to help New Orleans win its second straight. … Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points to lead the Mavericks to an 83- 77 victory over the Bulls. Chicago’s Joakim Noah left the game after separating his left shoulder with just under 10 minutes to play in the second quarter. … Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 16 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 26 points and the Bucks beat the Hawks 108- 101. GregMonroe and Michael Carter- Williams added 15 points apiece for the Bucks. … Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, LeBron James added 19 points and seven rebounds, and the Cavaliers beat the Rockets 91- 77. The Associated Press