WESTBROOK GETS FOURTH STRAIGHT TRIPLE-DOUBLE
oklahoma city» Russell Westbrook scored 14 of his 35 points in overtime and posted his fourth consecutive tripledouble to help the Thunder defeat the Wizards 126-115 on Wednesday night.
Westbrook added 14 rebounds and 11 assists for his ninth tripledouble this season and the 46th of his career. The Thunder has won all four games during his triple-double streak, and he heads into December averaging a triple-double on the season.
Former Thunder coach Scott Brooks returned as Washington’s coach, and the Oklahoma City crowd greeted him warmly. Brooks coached the Thunder for seven years and led it to the Western Conference finals three times and the NBA Finals once.
Bradley Beal scored 31 points and John Wall had 15 points and 15 assists for the Wizards.
Kristaps Porzingis had 29 points and eight rebounds in a thrilling duel with Karl-Anthony Towns, helping the Knicks beat the Timberwolves 106-104. Carmelo Anthony hit a game-winning 18-footer over Andrew Wiggins with 2.3 seconds to play. Towns had a career-high 47 points and 18 rebounds for the Wolves. … Patty Mills scored 15 of his teamhigh 23 points in the fourth quarter and Kawhi Leonard added 21 points, helping the Spurs rally for a 94-87 win over the Mavericks. San Antonio became just the third team to start the season 11-0 on the road, following last year’s Warriors (14-0) and the 1969-70 Knicks (12-0). … Kyle Lowry had 29 points and eight assists, DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and the Raptors ended the Grizzlies’ six-game road winning streak with a 120-105 victory. The injury-riddled Grizzlies were missing six regulars. … Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 25 points and Tobias Harris had 21 to lead balanced scoring that carried the Pistons toa 121-114 win over the Celtics .… Julius Randle made a strong move against Nikola Mirotic for a tiebreaking layup with 45.1 seconds left, and the Lakers held off the Bulls for a gritty 96-90 victory. … Brandon Knight scored 23 points and Phoenix reserves combined for 54 as the Suns held off the Hawks 109107.
Kings-Sixers postponed. The Kings-76ers game in Philadelphia was postponed because of condensation on the court at the Wells Fargo Center. A makeup date was not immediately announced.