NBA results | Thursday
Thunder 113, Rockets 92
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder spoiled Russell Westbrook’s return. Westbrook scored 34 points, but the Thunder beat the Houston Rockets.
Westbrook was a league MVP and two-time scoring champ for the Thunder before being traded to the Rockets last summer for Chris Paul and draft picks.
76ers 109, Celtics 98
PHILADELPHIA — Josh Richardson scored 29 points, Ben Simmons had 19 and Philadelphia won without injured center Joel Embiid, beating Boston.
Embiid will have surgery Friday for a torn ligament in a finger in his left hand and will be evaluated in one to two weeks. Embiid, averaging 23.4 points and 12.3 rebounds in 31 games this season, tore the radial collateral ligament in the ring finger on Monday.
Cavaliers 115, Pistons 112, OT
DETROIT — Kevin Love made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 37.9 seconds left in overtime and Cleveland snapped a five-game losing streak.
On a tumultuous day for the Cleveland organization, the Cavaliers rallied from a 13-point third-quarter deficit and outlasted Detroit at the end.
Timberwolves 116, Trail Blazers 102
MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points, Gorgui Dieng had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Minnesota beat Portland,
The Timberwolves held Portland to 13 points on 6-of-22 shooting in the second quarter, the fewest points the Blazers have scored in a quarter this year.