Los Angeles Times

Westbrook powers Thunder to OT win



Russell Westbrook scored 14 of his 35 points in overtime and posted his fourth consecutiv­e triple-double to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the visiting Washington Wizards, 126115, on Wednesday night.

Westbrook added 14 rebounds and 11 assists for his ninth tripledoub­le this season and the 46th of his career.

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 them to the Western Conference Finals three times and the NBA Finals once.

San Antonio 94, at Dallas 87: Patty Mills scored 15 of his team-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and Kawhi Leonard added 21 points, helping the Spurs rally past 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 196970 Knicks (12-0).

New York 106, at Minnesota 104:

Kristaps Porzingis had 29 points amid a thrilling duel with Karl-Anthony Towns, helping the Knicks beat the Timberwolv­es. New York led by 17 points in the fourth quarter but needed an 18-footer from Carmelo Anthony with 2.3 seconds to play to win.

at Toronto 120, Memphis 105: Kyle Lowry had 29 points and DeMar DeRozan added 24 as the Raptors ended the Grizzlies’ six-game road winning streak. It was the fourth straight win overall for the Raptors, their longest winning streak of the season.

Detroit 121, at Boston 114: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 25 points and Tobias Harris added 21 to lead a balanced scoring attack for the Pistons. Andre Drummond added 20 points one night after he was ejected from a game in Charlotte for a flagrant-2 foul.

Miami 106, at Denver 98: Hassan Whiteside had another big game with 25 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks, lifting the Heat over the Denver Nuggets.

at Phoenix 109, Atlanta 107: Brandon Knight scored 23 points and Phoenix reserves combined for 54 as the Suns held off the Hawks.

at Portland 131, Indiana 109:

Damian Lillard scored 28 points as the Trail Blazers beat the Pacers and former coach Nate McMillan.

Sacramento at Philadelph­ia:

postponed, moisture on the court. Lakers 96, at Chicago 90

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