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NBA: OKC deals former coach OT setback

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 14 of his 35 points in overtime and posted his fourth consecutive triple-double to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Washington Wizards 126-115 on Wednesday night.

Westbrook added 14 rebounds and 11 assists for his ninth triple-double this season and the 46th of his career. The Thunder have won all four games during his triple-double streak, and he heads into December averaging a triple-double through 20 games this season.

Former Thunder coach Scott Brooks returned as Washington’s coach, and the Oklahoma City crowd greeted him warmly.

Brooks coached the Thunder for seven years and led them to the Western Conference Finals three times and the NBA Finals once.

KNICKS 106, TIMBERWOLVES 104
Kristaps Porzingis had 29 points and eight rebounds in a thrilling duel with Karl-Anthony Towns, helping New York beat Minnesota.

Carmelo Anthony capped a quiet night with a game-winning 18-footer over Andrew Wiggins with 2.3 seconds to play, helping the Knicks avoid what would have been an epic collapse in the fourth quarter.

LAKERS 96, BULLS 90
Julius Randle made a strong move against Nikola Mirotic for a tiebreaking layup with 45.1 seconds left, and Los Angeles held off Chicago for a gritty victory.

Randle had 13 points and matched a career high with 20 rebounds as Los Angeles bounced back from an ugly 105-88 loss at New Orleans on Tuesday night. Lou Williams and Fil-Am Jordan Clarkson scored 18 points apiece, and Larry Nance Jr. finished with 12 points and 11 boards.

SPURS 94, MAVERICKS 87
Patty Mills scored 15 of his team-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and Kawhi Leonard added 21 points, helping San Antonio rally over Dallas.

San Antonio became just the third team to start the season 11-0 on the road, following last year’s Warriors (14-0) and the 1969-70 Knicks (12-0).

RAPTORS 120, GRIZZLIES 105
Kyle Lowry had 29 points and eight assists, DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Toronto ended Memphis’ six-game road winning streak.

PISTONS 121, CELTICS 114
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 25 points and Tobias Harris had 21 to lead balanced scoring that carried Detroit over Boston.

HEAT 106, NUGGETS 98
Hassan Whiteside had another big game with 25 points, 16 rebounds and four blocks to lift Miami over Denver.

TRAIL BLAZERS 131, PACERS 109
Damian Lillard had 28 points and 10 assists to help Portland beat Indiana and former coach Nate McMillan.

SUNS 109, HAWKS 107
Brandon Knight scored 23 points off the bench and Phoenix reserves combined for 54 as the Suns held off slumping Atlanta thanks to a key fourth-quarter run.

76ERS, KINGS, PPD
A scheduled game between Sacramento and Philadelphia was postponed by the NBA because of condensation on the court at the Wells Fargo Center.

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