Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Injured Durant departs, Thunder rides Westbrook

WASHINGTON — Kevin Durant left at halftime with a strained left hamstring and Russell Westbrook took over, compiling a triple double with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds to lead the Thunder past the Wizards, 125-101 Tuesday night.

With less than a minute remaining in the first half, Durant was fouled by Kris Humphries on a drive and then limped a bit, clutching at the back of his left leg.

Westbrook had 10 points, five assists and three rebounds in the third and sat out the fourth.

Dion Waiters scored 25, and Serge Ibaka added 23 for the Thunder.

Marcin Gortat and Ramon Sessions led the Wizards with 15 points apiece. John Wall had only nine points and five assists as Washington's losing streak reached three. The Wizards were without their leading scorer, former Gator shooting guard Bradley Beal, because of a sore left shoulder, and reserve forward Nene sat out with back spasms.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Chris Bosh scored a season-high 30 and had 11 rebounds as the host Heat beat the Lakers 101-88. Kobe Bryant sat out for Los Angeles. …LeBron James tied a season high with 31 points, including 17 to spark a fourth-quarter comeback, and the host Cavaliers won their seventh straight, 118-114 over the Jazz.

HEAT SUSPENDS GREEN, trades chalmers: Guard Gerald Green was suspended by the Heat for two games after he was transported to a hospital last week for undisclosed reasons. Miami said Green engaged in conduct detrimental to the team, offering no specifics. The next game Green would be eligible for is Nov. 17 against Minnesota. "I want to apologize to my family, fans and the Heat organization," he said in a statement. Also, the Heat traded guard Mario Chalmers to the Grizzlies in a deal that helps it move closer to escaping a punitive tax bill after the season. The Heat also sent forward James Ennis to Memphis, which gave up point guard Beno Udrih and forward Jarnell Stokes.

Thunder 125, Wizards 101

OKLAHOMA CITY (125): Durant 4-8 4-4 14, Ibaka 9-15 2-3 23, Adams 2-3 0-2 4, Westbrook 7-17 5-6 22, Roberson 3-6 0-0 7, Kanter 4-9 1-2 9, Singler 2-2 2-2 8, McGary 2-3 1-2 5, Waiters 7-10 7-7 25, Augustin 1-2 0-1 2, Morrow 1-6 0-0 2, Collison 1-2 0-0 2, Payne 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 44-86 22-29 125.

WASHINGTON (101): Porter 4-9 6-7 14, Humphries 3-6 0-0 7, Gortat 5-11 5-6 15, Wall 4-13 1-1 9, Neal 6-15 2-2 14, Gooden 0-5 0-0 0, Blair 2-8 0-0 4, Sessions 6-9 2-5 15, Temple 3-8 3-3 9, Oubre Jr. 4-8 1-2 11, Dudley 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 38-97 20-26 101.

Oklahoma City 37 31 29 28— 125

Washington 23 27 21 30— 101

3-Point GoalsOklahoma City 15-23 (Waiters 4-5, Ibaka 3-3, Westbrook 3-4, Durant 2-2, Singler 2-2, Roberson 1-3, Payne 0-1, Morrow 0-3), Washington 5-24 (Oubre Jr. 2-4, Humphries 1-2, Sessions 1-2, Dudley 1-3, Gooden 0-1, Wall 0-2, Temple 0-3, Porter 0-3, Neal 0-4). ReboundsOklahoma City 61 (Westbrook 11), Washington 53 (Blair 9). AssistsOklahoma City 27 (Westbrook 11), Washington 17 (Sessions, Wall 5). Total FoulsOklahoma City 22, Washington 22. TechnicalsWashington defensive three second. A20,356 (20,308).

Cavaliers 118, Jazz 114

UTAH (114): Hayward 6-16 4-4 17, Favors 7-12 3-6 17, Gobert 6-10 3-4 15, Neto 0-2 0-0 0, Hood 4-10 6-6 16, Burke 6-11 2-2 16, Burks 7-13 6-6 24, Booker 1-3 0-0 2, Ingles 1-2 0-0 2, Lyles 1-2 0-0 3, Johnson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 40-82 24-28 114.

CLEVELAND (118): James 11-19 8-12 31, Love 6-16 6-6 22, Mozgov 0-1 3-4 3, Williams 8-9 9-10 29, Smith 3-7 0-0 7, Thompson 2-5 4-5 8, Dellavedova 4-7 0-0 9, Jefferson 2-6 3-6 7, Varejao 1-3 0-0 2, Jones 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-74 33-43 118.

Utah 22 26 32 34— 114

Cleveland 27 25 28 38— 118

3-Point GoalsUtah 10-22 (Burks 4-5, Burke 2-3, Hood 2-7, Lyles 1-1, Hayward 1-3, Neto 0-1, Booker 0-1, Ingles 0-1), Cleveland 11-24 (Williams 4-4, Love 4-10, Dellavedova 1-1, Smith 1-2, James 1-3, Jones 0-1, Jefferson 0-3). ReboundsUtah 43 (Favors 9), Cleveland 50 (Love 8). AssistsUtah 30 (Neto, Gobert 5), Cleveland 24 (James 8). Total FoulsUtah 35, Cleveland 21. A20,562.

Heat 101, Lakers 88

L.A. LAKERS (88): World Peace 5-7 0-0 14, Randle 2-6 3-5 7, Hibbert 1-3 0-0 2, Clarkson 6-16 0-0 12, Russell 2-6 0-0 4, Nance Jr. 3-5 0-0 6, Williams 3-11 6-7 14, Black 1-2 0-0 2, Young 6-13 0-0 17, Huertas 1-3 0-0 2, Bass 3-3 0-0 6, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Kelly 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 34-77 9-12 88.

MIAMI (101): Deng 5-9 1-1 14, Bosh 9-16 10-12 30, Whiteside 8-12 3-6 19, Wade 5-14 2-3 12, Dragic 2-10 0-0 4, Winslow 4-8 0-0 8, Johnson 3-9 3-3 9, McRoberts 2-5 0-0 4, Richardson 0-1 1-2 1, Haslem 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-84 20-27 101.

L.A. Lakers 23 26 17 22— 88

Miami 29 21 25 26— 101

3-Point GoalsL.A. Lakers 11-22 (Young 5-9, World Peace 4-4, Williams 2-5, Randle 0-1, Russell 0-1, Clarkson 0-2), Miami 5-20 (Deng 3-6, Bosh 2-5, Wade 0-1, McRoberts 0-1, Richardson 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Winslow 0-2, Dragic 0-3). ReboundsL.A. Lakers 42 (Black, Randle 7), Miami 57 (Whiteside 15). AssistsL.A. Lakers 21 (Russell, Huertas, Randle 4), Miami 23 (Wade 6). Total FoulsL.A. Lakers 21, Miami 12. A19,825 (19,600).

Knicks 111, Raptors 109

NEW YORK (111): Anthony 10-23 3-3 25, Porzingis 3-11 2-2 8, Lopez 6-11 0-0 12, Calderon 3-8 0-0 8, Vujacic 2-6 0-0 4, Thomas 5-7 4-4 17, Galloway 6-10 1-2 15, O'Quinn 2-7 2-3 6, Grant 1-3 2-2 4, Williams 1-3 2-2 5, Seraphin 1-3 0-0 2, Amundson 0-0 0-0 0, Early 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 42-95 16-18 111.

TORONTO (109): Johnson 1-3 4-6 7, Scola 3-10 5-6 11, Valanciunas 6-8 4-4 16, Lowry 8-18 5-7 23, DeRozan 11-23 7-9 29, Patterson 2-6 0-0 4, Biyombo 2-3 0-0 4, Bennett 0-3 3-4 3, Joseph 4-9 3-3 12, Powell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-84 31-39 109.

New York 24 36 25 26— 111

Toronto 17 35 33 24— 109

3-Point GoalsNew York 11-23 (Thomas 3-3, Galloway 2-3, Calderon 2-4, Anthony 2-6, Williams 1-2, Early 1-2, Grant 0-1, Vujacic 0-1, Porzingis 0-1), Toronto 4-17 (Lowry 2-5, Johnson 1-2, Joseph 1-2, Bennett 0-1, DeRozan 0-1, Powell 0-1, Scola 0-2, Patterson 0-3). Fouled OutLopez. ReboundsNew York 51 (Lopez 8), Toronto 59 (Valanciunas 9). AssistsNew York 22 (Grant, Galloway 4), Toronto 25 (Lowry 9). Total FoulsNew York 27, Toronto 17. TechnicalsLowry. A19,800 (19,800).

Hornets 104, T'wolves 95

CHARLOTTE (104): Hairston 1-3 1-2 4, Williams 2-6 2-2 7, Jefferson 3-9 3-4 9, Walker 4-12 2-3 10, Batum 6-11 2-2 17, Zeller 5-8 4-6 14, Lamb 8-10 0-0 18, Hawes 1-6 0-0 2, Lin 6-11 6-8 19, Kaminsky 0-0 0-0 0, Roberts 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 38-78 20-27 104.

MINNESOTA (95): Prince 2-3 0-0 5, Payne 4-5 0-0 10, Towns 7-16 5-5 19, LaVine 9-19 1-2 20, Martin 6-16 5-6 18, Bjelica 4-7 2-2 13, Dieng 1-4 0-0 2, Muhammad 2-4 0-2 4, Jones 0-4 1-2 1, Rudez 1-2 0-0 3, Miller 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-80 14-19 95.

Charlotte 32 31 22 19— 104

Minnesota 31 28 21 15— 95

3-Point GoalsCharlotte 8-26 (Batum 3-5, Lamb 2-3, Hairston 1-2, Williams 1-4, Lin 1-5, Hawes 0-2, Walker 0-5), Minnesota 9-19 (Bjelica 3-5, Payne 2-2, Prince 1-1, Rudez 1-2, Martin 1-3, LaVine 1-4, Towns 0-1, Muhammad 0-1). ReboundsCharlotte 44 (Williams 10), Minnesota 52 (Towns 13). A14,722 (19,356).

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