Thunder 120, Clippers 108
Russell Westbrook had a brilliant game and helped the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Los Angeles Clippers 120-108 on Wednesday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Westbrook finished the night with 25 points, 20 assists and 11 rebounds, his 11th triple-double of the season, tying him with Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green. He is also only the third player to have a triple-double with at least 20 points, 20 assists and 10 rebounds in the last 30 years.
Kevin Durant also added 30 points and had 12 rebounds for the Thunder on the night, while Serge Ibaka scored 15 points. For the Clippers, Jeff Green racked up 23 points, while J.J. Redick totaled 22 points, and Chris Paul tallied 12 points and 16 assists.
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Warriors 115, Jazz 94
The Golden State Warriors continued making strides at the top of the NBA standings with a win against the Utah Jazz at the Oracle Arena. This was the Warriors' 27th home victory in a row this season and their 46th straight win at Oracle Arena dating back to last January.
It was all about the three-pointers as Stephen Curry (three) and Klay Thompson (five) combined for eight three-pointers in the game, scoring three in the final 58 seconds of the game, putting them on 500 for the season.
Thompson topped the scoring list with 23 points, while Curry had 12 points and Draymond Green had 17. For the Jazz, Trey Burke scored 18 points, while Gordon Hayward had 16.
Cavaliers 120, Kings 111
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Sacramento Kings 120-111 at the Sleep Train Arena, extending their led at the top of the Eastern Conference.
Kyrie Irving scored 30 points, while LeBron James contributed 25 points and 11 rebounds to help the Cavaliers earn the victory. Tristan Thompson provided 18 points and 15 rebounds.
For the Kings, DeMarcus Cousins finished the night with 29 points and 11 rebounds, but he also committed a technical foul that helped Cleveland stride towards victory.
Hornets 122, Pelicans 113
Anthony Davis scored 40 points and 13 rebounds for the New Orleans Pelicans, but it isn't enough to help his team defeat the Charlotte Hornets as they lose 122-113 at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Hornets held back Davis and Jrue Holiday - who scored 38 points and had six assists - and countered back with seven players scoring double figures. Kemba Walker was the highest scorer with 35 points.
Charlotte gained a control of the game for good when Walker scored with less than three minutes remaining, adding on four free throws in his team's next two possessions. The game was settled when he scored a three-pointer to extend the lead to nine with just over 25 seconds left in the game.
Rockets 118, 76ers 104
The Philadephia 76ers suffered their 13th loss in a row when they lost 118-104 to the Houston Rockets at the Wells Fargo Center.
James Harden was one of the top players on the night for the Rockets, scoring 29 points and adding nine rebounds and eight assists. Dwight Howard tallied up 21 points and 18 rebounds as well. This was their second straight win in a row.
The 76ers' scoring was led by Ish Smith with 21 points, while Nerlens Noel and Robert Covington scored 17 points each too.
Celtics 116, Grizzlies 96
The Boston Celtics earned their 13th consecutive home victory at the TD Garden when they won 116-96 against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Isaiah Thomas led the scoring in the game with 22 points and five assists, with Evan Turner coming off the bench to add 16 points, eight assists, and four rebounds. Vince Carter and JaMychal Green did their best for the Grizzlies, scoring 17 points each.
Not only did Memphis lose, but they also added to their growing injury list, as they lost Mario Chalmers to an apparent right ankle injury in the third quarter.
Bucks 114, Heat 108
The Milwaukee Bucks snapped a two-game losing streak with an 114-108 victory against the Miami Heat at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the scoring for the Bucks with 24 points, while Jabari Parker added 23. Antetokounmpo was the standout performer of the game, as he made nine of 15 shots from the field.
Khris Middleton and Mason Plumlee achieved 20 and 18 points respectively for Milwaukee as well. For the Heat, Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points off the bench, while Luol Deng added 20, and Dwyane Wade contributed 18.
Pistons 102, Mavericks 96
The Detroit Pistons defeated the Dallas Mavericks 102-96 at the American Airlines Center, with Andre Drummond leading the scoring with 25 points and 17 rebounds, with Marcus Morris adding 20 points.
All of the Pistons' starters scored double figures as they closed the gap between themselves and the Chicago Bulls for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons did their best for the Mavericks, as they scored 25 points each, but this wasn't enough to change the outcome of the tie.
Knicks 128, Suns 97
The New York Knicks won for just the fifth time in the past 22 games with a 128-97 victory against the Phoenix Suns at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Sasha Vujacic and Carmelo Anthony were the top scores for the Knicks on the night, scoring 23 points each, while Devin Booker scored a game-high for the Suns with 32 points.
This was Vujacic's first time starting for New York since November 10, as he was replacing Arron Afflalo who has a right abdominal strain. He scored six of seven three-pointers and came within two points of his career high.