Westbrook fuels Thunder's victory
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Russell Westbrook had 20 points, 15 rebounds and 13 assists, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 131-116 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
Kevin Durant finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as Oklahoma City bounced back from a difficult stretch. The Thunder had dropped four of five, including a heartbreaking overtime loss to Golden State on Saturday night.
Oklahoma City shot 57 percent (47 for 82) from the field, including a 14-for-34 performance from 3-point range. Enes Kanter scored 23 points on 11-for-11 shooting.
Sacramento has lost three in a row heading into a four-game road trip. DeMarcus Cousins had 35 points and 12 rebounds, and Rajon Rondo finished with 11 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds.
The game got physical early in the first quarter, with Cousins called for a backcourt foul after elbowing Steven Adams. A short time later, Sacramento's Quincy Acy was called for a technical foul, resulting in Cousins and Durant getting into a brief shoving match.
There was no suspense in Westbrook's ninth triple-double this season. It was completed by the midway point in the third quarter, running his total to 28 for his career.
CAVALIERS 100, PACERS 96: At Cleveland, LeBron James scored 33 points after sitting out a game and Tristan Thompson made two huge plays in the final minute, leading Cleveland to the victory. Matthew Dellavedova hit a tying 3-pointer for the Cavs with 1:13 left before Thompson made it 96-94 with a layup. Thompson then blocked a shot by Indiana's George Hill with 18 seconds left.
WIZARDS 116, 76ERS 108: At Washington, John Wall scored 16 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Wizards rally for the win. Wall and Marcin Gortat combined for 14 points during a 16-0 fourth-quarter run in Washington's sixth victory in eight games since the All-Star break. Gortat finished with 18 points and a career-high 20 rebounds.
BUCKS 128, ROCKETS 121: At Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his second career triple-double with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Bucks outlasted the Rockets. Jabari Parker scored a career-high 36 points for Milwaukee, and Khris Middleton had 30 points.
GRIZZLIES 103, NUGGETS 96: At Denver, Zach Randolph scored 22 points, leading Memphis. Matt Barnes had 16 points for the Grizzlies, and Mario Chalmers finished with 15. Memphis won its fifth in a row against the Nuggets, including three meetings this season.
CELTICS 100, JAZZ 95: At Boston, Jae Crowder had 22 points, and the Celtics extended their home win streak to 11. Isaiah Thomas added 18 points and nine assists. Avery Bradley also finished with 18 points. The Celtics went in front for good on a 3-pointer by Crowder with less than a minute to play.
CLIPPERS 105, NETS 95: At Los Angeles, Jamal Crawford scored 26 points off the bench, Chris Paul had 23 points and 12 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Brooklyn. J.J. Redick added 19 points for the Clippers, who have won consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 5-8 when they won three in a row on the road.