Westbrook extends triple-double streak, Thunder down Rockets

Russell Westbrook posted his ninth successive triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 117-112.

Westbrook extended his streak with 21 points, 11 assists and 12 rebounds in the NBA on Saturday to match the record set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1968.

Thunder team-mate Paul George added 45 points and 11 rebounds as Oklahoma City overturned a 26-point deficit against Houston.

James Harden scored 42 points – reaching 30 points for the 29th consecutive game – but missed some big shots down the stretch for the Rockets.

Oklahoma City have now won three games in a row, while Houston's three-game winning streak was snapped.


Gasol makes Raptors debut

Marc Gasol – a deadline day acquisition from the Memphis Grizzlies – scored seven points and six rebounds in the Toronto Raptors' 104-99 win over the New York Knicks.

Kemba Walker's 37-point performance lifted the Charlotte Hornets past the Atlanta Hawks 129-120.

Bradley Beal recorded 31 points and added four steals in the Washington Wizards' 134-125 victory over the Chicago Bulls.


Horford and Celtics crumble

Al Horford scored six points on three-of-11 shooting in the Boston Celtics' 123-112 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Avery Bradley scored eight points on three-of-10 shooting as the Grizzlies took down the New Orleans Pelicans 99-90.


Smith and Jordan combine

The pass off the backboard from Dennis Smith Jr. to DeAndre Jordan was a bright spot in the Knicks' loss to the Raptors – a franchise record-tying 16th straight defeat.

Ricky Rubio showcased his vision with this feed to Rudy Gobert in the Utah Jazz's 125-105 triumph over the San Antonio Spurs.


Saturday's results

Utah Jazz 125-105 San Antonio Spurs
Indiana Pacers 105-90 Cleveland Cavaliers
Charlotte Hornets 129-120 Atlanta Hawks
Toronto Raptors 104-99 New York Knicks
Memphis Grizzlies 99-90 New Orleans Pelicans
Los Angeles Clippers 123-112 Boston Celtics
Washington Wizards 134-125 Chicago Bulls
Oklahoma City Thunder 117-112 Houston Rockets
Orlando Magic 103-83 Milwaukee Bucks


Lakers at 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers dominated the Los Angeles Lakers in the last matchup between these two teams. Now the 76ers have a new and much more potent starting line-up. The Lakers will have their hands full taking on this gifted 76ers team at the Wells Fargo Center.

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