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The big showdown between the league’s top two teams turned into a huge letdown with both teams missing their star players.
Already without Kevin Durant due to a knee injury, Golden State opted to rest Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.
The Spurs were expecting to be without Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker and Dejounte Murray due to injuries, but received a jolt when they were informed that LaMarcus Aldridge will be out indefinitely with a minor heart arrhythmia. Aldridge underwent tests Saturday and will have more Monday.
MIAMI – Dion Waiters scored 20 points while Tyler Johnson added 16 as the Heat improved to 21-4 over their last 25 games.
Goran Dragic scored 15 and Hassan Whiteside added 12 points and 14 rebounds for Miami.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Russell Westbrook had 33 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds for his 32nd triple-double of the season, leading Oklahoma City to the victory.
Westbrook broke a tie with Wilt Chamberlain (1967-68) for the second-most triple-doubles in a season. Oscar Robertson set the record of 41 in 1961-62.
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Anthony Davis had 46 points and 21 rebounds as the Pelicans defeated the Hornets with DeMarcus Cousins sitting on the bench during crunch time.
ORLANDO, Florida – LeBron James had 24 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds as Cleveland stopped a three-game losing streak.
Kyrie Irving scored 22 points and Tristan Thompson added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Eastern Conference-leading Cavaliers, who had dropped four of five overall.
MILWAUKEE – Tony Snell scored 19 points while Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18 as the Bucks earned their season-high sixth consecutive victory.
DALLAS – Devin Booker hit a 19-footer with 1.4 seconds left to lift Phoenix to the road win.
LOS ANGELES – Chris Paul scored 30 points and DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 20 rebounds, helping the Clippers to their fourth win in five games.
MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Taurean Prince scored a career-high 17 points as the Hawks handed the Grizzlies their fifth straight loss.
Prince had three of Atlanta’s 15 3-pointers. Paul Millsap had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks.
AUBURN HILLS, Michigan – Tobias Harris scored 23 of his 28 points in the first half, leading Detroit to the victory.