Westbrook's triple-double leads OKC
WASHINGTON – Kevin Durant left at halftime because of a strained left hamstring but Russell Westbrook took over, compiling a triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds to lead Oklahoma City past the Wizards 125-101 Tuesday night.
Durant, second in the NBA in scoring entering the night, had 14 points and 10 rebounds in the first half. With less than a minute left in the second quarter, Durant was fouled by Kris Humphries on a drive to the basket and then limped a bit, clutching at the back of his left leg.
Dion Waiters scored 25 points for the Thunder.
•HEAT WINS ON BUSY NIGHT: Chris Bosh scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Hassan Whiteside had 19 points and 15 rebounds as host Miami topped the Lakers 101-88. Before the game, the Heat suspended Gerald Green for two games and made a trade. Miami said Green engaged in conduct detrimental to the team. The Heat dealt Mario Chalmers and James Ennis to the Grizzlies in exchange for Beno Udrih and Jarnell Stokes.
•JAMES PACES CAVS: LeBron James tied a season high with 31 points, including 17 to spark a fourth-quarter comeback, to lead the host Cavaliers to their seventh consecutive victory, 118-114 over the Jazz.
•RAPTORS FALL AT HOME: Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points and Lance Thomas added 17 off the bench as the Knicks beat Toronto 111-109 to hand the Raptors their first home loss of the season. DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 29 points for Toronto.