NBA: Westbrook leads way for Oklahoma's win vs Chicago

The Sports Xchange/Reuters

Posted at Nov 16 2017 04:45 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) smiles during the Oklahoma City Thunder Media Day at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Westbrook had 21 points, five rebounds and seven assists as Oklahoma City beat Chicago, 92-79.

Carmelo Anthony added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder, who led 58-34 at halftime.

Rookie Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls with 16 points and six rebounds. Chicago scored only seven points in the first quarter -- one from tying a franchise record for fewest points in a quarter -- while committing five turnovers.

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Timberwolves 98, Spurs 86

Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 16 rebounds for his 12th double-double of the season, and Jeff Teague added 16 points and six assists as Minnesota defeated San Antonio.

Nemanja Bjelica added 11 points off the Timberwolves' bench, which outscored the Spurs' reserves 29-26 and keyed a second-quarter run to give Minnesota the lead after a sluggish start.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 points and 10 rebounds for San Antonio, which had won five of their previous six games. Pau Gasol added 13 points as the Spurs continue without injured Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker.

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Wizards 102, Heat 93

John Wall provided 27 points and Bradley Beal added 26 to lead Washington over Miami.

Washington made 29 of 31 from the free throw line, breaking a string of five consecutive losses to the Heat. Miami made 16 of 19 free throws.

Hassan Whiteside had 14 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Heat. It was his third 20-plus rebound game of the season. Goran Dragic (21 points) and Dion Waiters (19) led Miami in scoring.

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Bucks 99, Pistons 95

Eric Bledsoe scored eight of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, including four in the final minute, as Milwaukee won its fourth straight.

Bledsoe added six rebounds, eight assists, three steals and two blocks. All five Bucks starters scored in double figures, led by 27 from Khris Middleton. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 21.

Avery Bradley scored 28 points to pace the Pistons, whose five-game winning streak was snapped.

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Pacers 116, Grizzlies 113

Darren Collison scored a season-high 30 points as Indiana held on to defeat Memphis.

Victor Oladipo had 21 points with six rebounds, three assists and two blocks for Indiana. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 16 points and Domantas Sabonis contributed 13 points, six rebounds and four assists off the bench for the Pacers.

Pao Gasol finished with 35 points, 13 rebounds, five blocks and five assists for the Grizzlies. Tyreke Evans contributed 18 points, nine assists, six rebounds, and Chandler Parsons scored 13 for Memphis.

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