2017-12-06 / Sports

Westbrook’s triple-double helps lead Thunder past Jazz

The Associated Press


OKLAHOMA CITY guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in front of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Oklahoma City won, 100-94 behind Westbrook’s triple-double. 
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OKLAHOMA CITY guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots in front of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) in the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Oklahoma City won, 100-94 behind Westbrook’s triple-double. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OKLAHOMA CITY

Russell Westbrook scored 34 points in his seventh triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from 17 points down in the second half to defeat the Utah Jazz, 100-94 on Tuesday night.

Westbrook finished with 14 assists and 13 rebounds. Paul George scored 21 points, Steven Adams had 20 points and nine rebounds and Carmelo Anthony added 14 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder, who won their third straight.

Rookie Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points and Joe Ingles added 16 for the Jazz, who had won six straight and scored at least 106 points in each game.

Wizards 106, Trail Blazers 92

PORTLAND, Ore. ( AP) — Bradley Beal scored a career-high 51 points, and Washington bounced back from a demoralizing loss the night before to beat Portland.

Beal made 21 field goals, also a career high, and the Wizards led by as many as 23 points. He hit five 3- pointers.

Damian Lillard finished with 30 points, eight rebounds and nine assists for the Blazers, who have lost three straight at home after returning from a 4-1 trip.

Portland was hurt midway through the final quarter when center Jusuf Nurkic limped off the court and to the locker room after appearing to injure his right ankle.

Raptors 126, Suns 113

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 20 points and 10 assists, DeMar DeRozan scored 20 points and Toronto beat Phoenix, improving its NBA-best home record to 9-1.

Suns guard Devin Booker had to be carried off the floor by two teammates after suffering an apparent leg injury with 2:40 remaining and Phoenix trailing by 11. Booker froze in pain while playing defense and did not move.

The Raptors, who have scored 100 or more points in 10 consecutive games, almost reached triple digits in three quarters Tuesday. Toronto led 97-79 heading to the fourth.

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