WEST­BROOK LEADS OKC BUT WITH­OUT TRIPLE-DOU­BLE

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ok­la­homa city» Rus­sell West­brook’s triple-dou­ble streak ended at seven games, but he scored 23 of his 37 points in the sec­ond half to help the Thun­der de­feat the Celtics 99-96 on Sun­day night.

West­brook had 12 re­bounds, but “just” six as­sists. The for­mer UCLA star’s triple-dou­ble run was the long­est since Michael Jor­dan had seven straight in 1989. The NBA record is nine in a row by Philadel­phia’s Wilt Cham­ber­lain in March 1968.

HIGH­LIGHTS

Robert Cov­ing­ton had 16 points and Er­san Ilyasova scored 15, lead­ing the 76ers past the Pis­tons 97-79. Jahlil Okafor fin­ished with 14 points and nine re­bounds, and T.J. McCon­nell added 12 points, 10 re­bounds and nine as­sists for the 76ers. … Klay Thompson scored 30 points and the War­riors roared back to avoid their first set of con­sec­u­tive reg­u­lar-sea­son losses since 2015 with a 116-108 vic­tory over the Tim­ber­wolves. Stephen Curry had 22 points and nine as­sists, and the War­riors ex­tended their NBA-record streak to 111 reg­u­lar-sea­son games with­out los­ing two in a row. They trailed by 10 to start the fourth quar­ter, but opened the pe­riod with a 25-4 run. … Tim Fra­zier got his first ca­reer triple­dou­ble and the Pel­i­cans ral­lied from a 15-point, sec­ond-half deficit to beat the Suns 120-119 in over­time. The vic­tory came de­spite a 4-for-17 shoot­ing per­for­mance by NBA scor­ing leader An­thony Davis. He fin­ished with 14 points, 16 be­low his av­er­age, but grabbed 12 re­bounds. … Kristaps Porzingis had 26 points and 12 re­bounds, Der­rick Rose scored 25 in his return from in­jury and the Knicks held off the Lak­ers 118-112. Bran­don Jen­nings scored 15 of his sea­son high-ty­ing 19 points in the fourth quar­ter.

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