Westbrook's triple-double shakes Thunder out of slide
OKLAHOMA CITY – Russell Westbrook scored 17 points, had a career-high 17 assists and matched a career best with 15 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 127-115 on Friday.
Westbrook, who has become increasingly short with the media, delivered mostly one-line answers about his effort, focusing on the team's good execution.
Kevin Durant, who scored 36 points on 14-for-18 shooting, didn't get too worked up about it, either.
"Russ can do that whenever," Durant said. "He doesn't really get too excited over great games because he has so many of them."
•A KEEPER: Brook Lopez, who has been the subject of trade rumors, and Jarrett Jack each scored 26 points as the Brooklyn Nets ended a seven-game losing streak with a 102-80 win over the Wizards in Washington.
•SEIZING OPPORTUNITY: Nerlens Noel had 17 points and 11 rebounds in leading the 76ers to only their third home victory, 96-81 over the Pelicans. New Orleans played without center Anthony Davis and guard Jrue Holiday. Davis, averaging 24.2 points and 10.4 rebounds, sat out with a sprained left toe.
•ATLANTA STILL HOT: Al Horford scored 22 points, and the Atlanta Hawks extended their winning streak to 11 games by beating the host Raptors 110-89.
•ONWARD GRIZZLIES: Jeff Green had 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Magic 106-96. Memphis played for the first time this season without point guard Mike Conley, who sat because of a sprained right ankle.
•LEONARD RETURNS: Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points in his return from a 15-game absence, and the Spurs rolled to a 110-96 victory over the Trail Blazers.
•CAVS CHARGE BACK: Kyrie Irving scored 37 points for the Cavaliers, who made it back-to-back wins in Los Angeles with a 126-121 victory over the Clippers. Tristan Thompson had a season-high 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds starting in place of Kevin Love, who sat out after hurting his back in Thursday's win over the Lakers.