WEST­BROOK NETS TRIPLE- DOU­BLE IN THUN­DER VIC­TORY

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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.

FRI­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHTS

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

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