OKC Rallies to Beat Houston
HOUSTON (AP) — 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. Westbrook has 22 triple-doubles this season and 126 overall. He also had 10 turnovers and was 8 of 21 from the field.
BOSTON (AP) — 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 night and retooled Los Angeles overcome a 28-point deficit.
One game after the Lakers rallied from 18 points down to win in Boston on Rajon Rondo’s buzzer-beater — and six days after the Patriots beat the Rams in the Super Bowl — the Clippers turned the “Beat L.A.! chants” to boos. 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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Marc Gasol had seven points and six rebounds in his Toronto debut and the Raptors sent New York to its 16th straight loss.
Acquired from Memphis before Thursday’s trade deadline, Gasol played 19 minutes. The three-time All-Star entered late in the first quarter and made a hook shot on his first try.
MAGIC 103, BUCKS 83
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jonathan Isaac scored 17 points, Nikola Vucevic and Terrence Ross each added 15 and Orlando snapped Milwaukee’s six-game winning streak.
ATLANTA (AP) — Kemba Walker hit nine 3-pointers and scored 37 points, Marvin Williams added 27 points and Charlotte beat Atlanta to snap a two-game skid.
Jeremy Lamb had 24 points to help the Hornets win for the eighth time in their last 13 games.
John Collins had 21 points and Trae Young added 20 for the Hawks.
JAZZ 125, SPURS 105
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 23 points, Rudy Gobert had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Utah beat San Antonio.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 23 points and Indiana beat Cleveland for its fifth straight victory.
CHICAGO (AP) — 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.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Joakim Noah had season highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead new-look Memphis past New Orleans.
Justin Holiday had 15 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 14 points, 10 of them in the fourth. C.J. Miles, playing his first game for Memphis added 13 points to help the Grizzlies win for the third time in four games.
Julius Randle led the Pelicans with 21 points, and Jrue Holiday added 15. Anthony Davis had 14 points and 16 rebounds in his second game returning to the lineup after seeking a trade.