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Westbrook leads Thunder over Raptors

HOME COURT DEFENSE:The Golden State Warriors won their sixth straight home game thanks to Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Shaun Livingston topping 20 points


Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, center, drives past Los Angeles Clippers forward Hedo Turkoglu in the third quarter of their NBA game at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, on Sunday.

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Russell Westbrook had his fifth triple-double in six games to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 108-104 on Sunday night.

The NBA scoring leader had 30 points, matched a career high with 17 assists and added 11 rebounds for his seventh triple-double of the season and 15th overall.

Enes Kanter had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Serge Ibaka had 21 points and five blocks for the Thunder. They remained alone in eighth place in the Western Conference standings.

DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points for Toronto. The Raptors have lost three straight.


In Los Angeles, Monta Ellis scored 18 of his 31 points in the third quarter and Dallas closed with a 16-3 spurt in the final six minutes and 36 seconds to beat Los Angeles.

Dirk Nowitzki had 12 points for the Mavericks. They played without point guard Devin Harris for the second straight game, because of an injured right hand, but Chandler Parsons had 11 points and six rebounds in 35 minutes after missing seven games with a sprained left ankle.

Carlos Boozer had 17 points and eight rebounds for the Lakers.


In Oakland, California, Draymond Green had 23 points and six assists and Golden State beat Los Angeles for their sixth straight home victory.

Klay Thompson added 21 points on nine-for-13 shooting.

Shaun Livingston gave Golden State another nice lift off the bench with a season-best 21 points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes to help the supporting cast take some pressure off do-everything point guard Stephen Curry. Curry did not score his first field goal until five minutes and 16 seconds before halftime, and finished with 12 points and four assists.

Austin Rivers had 22 points for Los Angeles.

JAZZ 95, NETS 88

In New York, Gordon Hayward scored 24 points, including five straight to stop a Brooklyn rally, as Utah beat the Nets.

Former Nets forward Derrick Favors added 22 points and eight rebounds for the Jazz.

Utah won for the seventh time in nine games and finished off a 3-1 roa d trip.

Brook Lopez had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets.


In Orlando, Florida, Tobias Harris and Maurice Harkless combined for 16 points in the fourth quarter to help Orlando rally to beat Boston.

Victor Oladipo scored 22 points for the Magic, Harris had 21 and rookie Elfrid Payton added 19 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.

Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points for Boston. Brandon Bass added 19 points and 16 rebounds.


In Auburn Hills, Michigan, Al Jefferson scored 24 points and streaking Charlotte beat Detroit in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls.

Mo Williams had 19 points and nine assists for the Hornets. They have won five straight to strengthen their bid for a postseason berth, while Detroit have dropped six in a row.

Reggie Jackson led the Detroit Pistons with 25 points.

SPURS 116, BULLS 105

In San Antonio, Texas, Tony Parker had a season-high 32 points as San Antonio beat Chicago for their fifth straight victory.

Tim Duncan failed to make a basket for the first time in his career, ending his NBA-record streak at 1,310 games. He was zero for eight and finished with three points.

Kawhi Leonard added 20 points, Patty Mills had 15 points and Manu Ginobili 14 for the Spurs.

Pau Gasol had 23 points and Aaron Brooks added 22 for Chicago.

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