Thunder, Clippers rally big-time
San Antonio drops fourth straight on its eight-game road trip
HOUSTON — Paul George scored 45 points, Russell Westbrook matched the NBA record with his ninth straight triple-double and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 117-112 on Saturday night.
Westbrook had 21 points, 11 assists and 12 rebounds to match the record streak set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1968.
James Harden led the Rockets with 42 points, reaching 30 points for the 29th straight game — two shy of Chamberlain for the second-longest streak.
The 26-point deficit was Oklahoma City’s largest of the season.
CLIPPERS 123, CELTICS 112: In Boston, Montrezl Harrell forced two turnovers in the final two minutes and Patrick Beverley hit a pair of 3-pointers in front of the Boston bench as Los Angeles overcome a 28-point deficit to beat the Celtics.
The Celtics’ collapse corresponded to the loss of Kyrie Irving, who left with a sprained knee in the second quarter, when the game seemed comfortably in hand.
Harrell scored 21 points, Danilo Gallinari had 19 and trade deadline acquisition Landry Shamet scored 17 points. Gordon Hayward had 19 points for Boston. JAZZ 125, SPURS 105: In Salt Lake City, Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points, and Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 13 rebounds as Utah beat San Antonio.
Royce O’Neale tied his season high with 17 points and Ricky Rubio had 16 points.
DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points for the Spurs, who have lost four in a row on their eight-game trip.
GRIZZLIES 99, PELICANS 90: In Memphis, Tenn., Joakim Noah had season highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead Memphis past New Orleans.
Justin Holiday had 15 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 14 points, 10 of them in the fourth quarter. C.J. Miles, playing his first game for Memphis, had 13 points.
Julius Randle led the Pelicans with 21 points. Anthony Davis had 14 points and 16 rebounds.
RAPTORS 104, KNICKS 99: In New York, Marc Gasol had seven points and six rebounds in his Toronto debut as the Raptors sent New York to its 16th straight loss.
Kyle Lowry scored 22 points, and Serge Ibaka added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors. Rookie Kevin Knox had 20 points for New York.
MAGIC 103, BUCKS 83: In Milwaukee, Jonathan Isaac scored 17 points, and Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross each added 15 as Orlando snapped Milwaukee’s six-game winning streak.
The NBA-leading Bucks played without All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. He sat out with right knee soreness.
HORNETS 129, HAWKS 120: In Atlanta, Kemba Walker hit nine 3-pointers and scored 37 points, and Marvin Williams added 27 points as Charlotte beat Atlanta.
John Collins had 21 points and Trae Young added 20 for the Hawks.
PACERS 105, CAVALIERS 90: In Indianapolis, Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points as Indiana beat Cleveland for its fifth straight victory.
WIZARDS 134, BULLS 125: In Chicago, Bradley Beal scored 31 points to help Washington beat Chicago in the first meeting between the teams since they swapped three forwards in a multiplayer trade.