Russell Westbrook is a man on a triple-double mission and last night be continued the onslaught and got his 30th of the season and is now one shy of tying Wilt Chamberlin for the second spot for number of triples in a season.
Thunder outplay Jazz
The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 109-106 on the back of Russell Westbrook’s monster 43-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist triple-double, Doug McDermott had 16 points and five rebounds while Enes Kanter finished with 15 points and nine rebounds.
The Jazz were led by Gordon Heyward with 19 points and five assists, Rodney Hood had 18 points and six rebounds, and George Hill had 15 points and eight assists.
Wizards vanquish Warriors
The Washington Wizards were back to their home-winning ways and beat the Golden State Warriors 112-108. Bradley Beal had 25 points and four rebounds, Markieff Morris had 22 points and six rebounds, while John Wall matched his career-high 19 assists and had a double-double with 12 points.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 25 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Klay Thompson had 16 points and Draymond Green had a 14-point, 14-assist double-double.
Pistons burn Blazers
The Detroit Pistons pulled off a great comeback to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-113 in overtime. Marcus Morris had 37 points, eight rebounds and six assists, Andre Drummond had a 19-point, 15-rebound double-double, and Kentavious Coldwell-Pope finished with 16 points.
The Blazers were led by Damian Lillard with a 34-point, 11-rebound double-double, CJ McCollum had 25 points and four rebounds, and Jusuf Nurkic had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Nigerian forward Al-Farouq Aminu had two points and six rebounds.
Nuggets strike Bulls
The Denver Nuggets defeated the Chicago Bulls 125-107. Wilson Chandler had 20 points, Danilo Gallinari had 22 points and Nikola Jokic had a 19-point, 16-rebound, 10-assist triple-double.
Dwyane Wade led the Bulls with 19 points, four rebounds and six assists, Rajon Rondo had 19 points, four rebounds and five assists, and Bobby Portis had 12 points and six rebounds.
The Memphis Grizzlies beat the Phoenix Suns 130-112. Mike Conley had 29 points and eight assists, Marc Gasol had 28 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Zach Randolph finished with 23 points and eight rebounds.
The Suns were led by Eric Bledsoe with 20 points, five rebounds and eight assists, TJ Warren had 17 points and six rebounds, and Alex Len had 12 points and five rebounds.
Hornets sting Lakers
The Charlotte Hornets beat the Los Angeles Lakers 109-104. Kemba Walker had 30 points, five rebounds and seven assists, Frank Kaminsky had a 24-point, 12 rebound double-double, and Marvin Williams had 16 points and six rebounds. Cameroonian-French guard Nicolas Batum had five points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Julius Randle led the Lakers with a 23-point, 18-rebound double-double, D’Angelo Russell had 23 points and nine assists, and Jordan Clarkson had 16 points.
By Kaunda Chama