Westbrook continues triple-double tear
OKLAHOMA CITY – Russell Westbrook posted his fifth triple-double in six games to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 108-104 on Sunday night.
Westbrook, the NBA's leading scorer, had 30 points, matched a career high with 17 assists and grabbed 11 rebounds for his seventh triple-double of the season and 15th of his career.
"If you can find somebody who has slowed him down, let me know," Raptors guard Demar DeRozan said of Westbrook. "But it's definitely tough. You've got to give him credit."
Enes Kanter had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Serge Ibaka had 21 points and five blocks for the Thunder, which remained alone in eighth place in the Western Conference standings.
DeRozan scored 24 points, and Terrence Ross added 20 for the Raptors, who lost their third straight.
•LATE TO THE PARTY: Steph Curry didn't score his first basket until 5 minutes, 12 seconds before halftime, but the host Warriors still toppled the Clippers 106-98. Curry finished with 12 points. It was the seventh straight win at home for the Warriors against the Clippers and their sixth straight home victory overall.
•DUNCAN SHUT OUT: Tim Duncan went without a basket, ending a record-setting streak that lasted 1,310 games, but the host Spurs got 32 points from Tony Parker to win 116-105 over the Bulls. Parker only had one turnover in the Spurs' fifth consecutive victory.
•TRENDING DIFFERENTLY: The Hornets beat the Pistons 108-101 in Auburn Hills, Mich., which marked the fifth consecutive victory for Charlotte and the sixth consecutive loss for Detroit. Former Timberwolves guard Mo Williams had 19 points and nine assists for the Hornets, whose entire starting lineup scored in double figures.
•LAKERS EATING DONUTS: The Lakers' 100-93 loss to the visiting Mavericks extended their home record to 0-7 against Southwest Division clubs at Staples Center this season and 0-14 under those circumstances since Nov. 12, 2013.
•HAYWARD KEEPS NETS DOWN: Gordon Hayward scored 24 points to lead the visiting Jazz to a 95-88 victory at Brooklyn. The Nets, who got 19 points from former Wolves forward Thaddeus Young in his debut as a starter, lost their third straight.
•MAGIC TRICK: Victor Oladipo's game-high 22 points helped the host Magic overcome a 20-point, second-quarter deficit to defeat the Celtics 103-98. The Magic are 6-6 under interim coach James Borrego.
•BEASLEY BACK AGAIN: Michael Beasley signed a second 10-day contract with the Heat. Beasley, 26, has averaged 10.5 points in six games this season with the Heat. Beasley scored 18 points in Miami's comeback win over Sacramento on Saturday. Once this 10-day deal expires, the Heat must either sign Beasley for the rest of the season or sever ties.