Westbrook’s long three beats buzzer before OKC wins in 2 OT
ORLANDO – Russell Westbrook banked in a three-pointer from just inside halfcourt at the end of regulation on his way to 48 points, Kevin Durant scored 43, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to beat the Orlando Magic 139-136 in double overtime on Friday night.
Westbrook, who scored all of his team’s points in the first OT, added 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Orlando had a chance to tie it with six seconds to play but twice had three-point attempts blocked.
Victor Oladipo had 21 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for Orlando.
• DETROIT ROCKS: The host Detroit Pistons improved to 3-0 for the first time in six years, using Marcus Morris’ 26 points to beat the Chicago Bulls 98-94 in overtime. The Pistons have held every opponent to fewer than 95 points this season.
• VALUABLE INDEED: Reigning MVP Stephen Curry outscored runner-up James Harden 25 16 in Golden State’s 112-92 rout of the Rockets in Houston.
• CAVS WIN HOME OPENER: LeBron James scored 29 points, Kevin Love added 24 with 14 rebounds, leading the Cavaliers to a 102-92 victory over the Miami Heat in their home opener. Dwyane Wade led Miami with 25 points. Chris Bosh scored 16.
• SLOW BUT STEADY: Kawhi Leonard had 16 points, and the host Spurs overcame a slow start to be at Brooklyn 102-75, dropping the Nets to 0-2.
• TORONTO TRIUMPHS: DeMarre Carroll scored 10 of his 21 points in the third quarter and Kyle Lowry finished with nine assists for the Raptors in a 113-103 victory over the Boston Celtics. Toronto made 13 baskets in the first half, but seven were three-pointers.
• JAZZ IS ALL THAT: Derrick Favors had 20 points and 12 rebounds and Rodney Hood scored 17 points, helping the visiting Utah Jazz win its first game, 99-71 over the 76ers.
• BATTLE TESTED: Bradley Beal scored 14 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, and the Wizards erased a 13-point deficit to beat the host Bucks 118-113 … Dennis Schroder and Jeff Teague scored 14 points each as Atlanta held off Charlotte 97-94.
• NOTES: Mel Daniels, the Hall of Fame center who helped the Indiana Pacers win three American Basketball Association titles, died Friday in Sheridan, Ind. He was 71.