December 29, 2013

NBA Roundup: Even without Westbrook, Thunder roll past Rockets

The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had 33 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their second straight game without Russell Westbrook, beating the Houston Rockets 117-86 on Sunday night.

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Houston’s Chandler Parsons drives to the basket around Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant during the first quarter of Sunday’s game in Oklahoma City, won by the Thunder.

The Associated Press

UP NEXT FOR CELTICS

WHO: Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks

WHEN: 1 p.m. Tuesday

WHERE: TD Garden

TELEVISION: CSN

Jeremy Lamb added a career-high 22 points and five assists for Oklahoma City, which has the NBA’s best record at 25-5. The Thunder have won 12 of their last 13.

Reggie Jackson, starting in Westbrook’s place, had 16 points and eight assists.

Aaron Brooks had 17 points and Chandler Parsons scored 15 for Houston, which was playing its fourth game in five days. The Rockets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped, missed their first 12 shots.

SPURS 112, KINGS 104: Manu Ginobili scored 28 points, Tony Parker added 22, and Tim Duncan had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead San Antonio to a win at home over Sacramento.

MAGIC 109, HAWKS 102: Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and Orlando won at home against Atlanta to give the Magic back-to-back victories for just the third time this season.

Jeff Teague scored 22 points for the Hawks in their second game without two-time All-Star Al Horford, who is out with a torn right pectoral muscle.

WARRIORS 108, CAVALIERS 104: Stephen Curry scored 29 points and made a clutch jumper with 13.5 seconds left as Golden State opened a long trip with its fifth consecutive victory, in overtime at Cleveland.

Curry nearly recorded a triple-double by adding 11 assists and nine rebounds.

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