Thursday was a night for two triple-double milestones. Russel Westbrook got his 31st and matched Wilt Chamberlin’s single-season record, while LeBron James became the seventh player in NBA history to record 50 career triple-doubles.

Pistons down Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers are now on a three-game slide after losing to the Detroit Pistons 101-106 last night. Reggie Jackson had 21 points and five assists, Andre Drummond had a 20-point, 16 rebound double-double, and Tobias Harris finished with 15 points and nine rebounds.

The Cavaliers were led by LeBron James with a 29-point, 13-rebound, 10 assist triple-double, Kyrie Irving had 27 points and five rebounds, and Channing Frye had 15 points and nine rebounds.

Clippers tame Grizzlies

The LA Clippers gave the Memphis grizzlies their fourth consecutive loss and beat them 114-98. Austin Rivers had 20 points, five rebounds and four assists, Chris Paul had 19 points, four rebounds and seven assists, and JJ Redick finished with 15 points.

Marc Gasol had 20 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Grizzlies, Zach Randolph had an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double, and Mike Conley had 13 points and four assists.

Thunder strike Spurs

Russell Westbrook’s 23-point, 13-rebound, 13-assist triple-double helped OKC beat the San Antonio Spurs 102-92. Nigerian-American guard Victor Oladipo had 20 points and four rebounds, and Enes Kanter finished with a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double.

The Spurs were led by Kawhi Leonard with 19 points, Pau Gasol had 18 points and seven rebounds, and LaMarcus Aldridge ended the game with 17 points and six rebounds.

Blazers burn Sixers

The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 114-108 on the back of Jusuf Nurkic’s career-high 28 points, 20 rebounds, eight assists and six blocks. Damian Lillard had 24 points, four rebounds and four assists, and CJ McCollum had 23 points and four rebounds.

Dario Saric led Philly with 28 points and nine rebounds, Robert Covington had a 24-point, 13-rebound double-double, and Jahlil Okafor had 16 points and four rebounds.

Lakers shade Suns

The LA Lakers got their first win in eight games after beating the Suns 122-110 in Phoenix. D’Angelo Russell had 28 points and four rebounds, Jordan Clarkson had 19 points and Julius Randle and Larry Nance Jr both had 13 points and eight rebounds.

The Suns were led by Devin Booker with 23 points and six rebounds, Marquese Chriss had 18 points and six rebounds, TJ Warren had a 17-point, 13-rebound double-double and Alan Williams also finished with a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

By Kaunda Chama


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