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Thunder rally tops Nuggets

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook had 30 points, 12 assists and nine rebounds, and the Thunder rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to beat the Nuggets 122-112 on Sunday.

Kevin Durant recorded his eighth double double of the season with 26 points and 10 assists for the Thunder, which has won 10 of its past 12 games.

Oklahoma City shot a season-best 57.8 percent from the field. It trailed as late as with 8:13 left in the fourth quarter before going on an 11-2 run.

The Nuggets have lost five of their past six games and on six straight trips to Oklahoma City.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Mike Conley scored 19 and the host Grizzlies led from start to finish for a 112-96 win over the Lakers. Kobe Bryant scored 19 for the Lakers. … Isaiah Thomas scored 21 and the host Celtics won their fourth straight, 100-91 over the Knicks.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Suns guard Eric Bledsoe was scheduled to have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Bledsoe was hurt Saturday when he appeared to collide with the 76ers' Robert Covington. … Jazz guard Alec Burks is out indefinitely after breaking his left lower leg Saturday. Burks had an MRI examination Sunday that showed a fractured fibula.

Thunder 122, Nuggets 112

DENVER (112): Papanikolaou 1-2 0-0 3, Faried 12-20 1-2 25, Lauvergne 8-15 2-2 18, Nelson 5-11 2-2 15, Harris 6-13 2-4 16, Barton 8-16 2-3 19, Arthur 1-5 2-2 5, Foye 2-5 0-0 4, Jokic 3-7 0-0 7. Totals 46-94 11-15 112.

OKLAHOMA CITY (122): Durant 11-21 1-1 26, Ibaka 9-13 1-1 19, Adams 0-1 2-2 2, Westbrook 11-18 6-6 30, Roberson 4-7 1-1 10, Waiters 2-5 0-0 4, Kanter 7-8 7-8 21, Augustin 0-1 0-0 0, Collison 0-2 0-2 0, Payne 2-4 0-0 6, Morrow 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 48-83 18-21 122.

Denver 31 30 29 22— 112

Okla. City 32 21 38 31— 122

3-Point GoalsDenver 9-25 (Nelson 3-6, Harris 2-5, Jokic 1-1, Arthur 1-2, Papanikolaou 1-2, Barton 1-6, Lauvergne 0-1, Foye 0-2), Okla. City 8-15 (Durant 3-5, Payne 2-2, Westbrook 2-3, Roberson 1-1, Morrow 0-1, Ibaka 0-1, Waiters 0-1, Augustin 0-1). ReboundsDenver 40 (Faried 11), Okla. City 50 (Westbrook 9). AssistsDenver 24 (Nelson, Barton 5), Okla. City 27 (Westbrook 12). Total FoulsDenver 18, Okla. City 17. TechnicalsBarton. A18,203 (18,203).

Grizzlies 112, Lakers 96

L.A. LAKERS (96): Bryant 6-15 5-6 19, Nance Jr. 8-12 1-2 17, Hibbert 0-3 5-6 5, Clarkson 5-9 2-2 12, Williams 2-10 0-0 5, Russell 3-6 2-2 10, Bass 1-2 0-0 2, Randle 3-8 2-6 9, Young 2-7 2-2 7, Brown 0-4 2-2 2, Huertas 0-2 0-0 0, Sacre 0-1 1-2 1, Kelly 2-5 2-2 7. Totals 32-84 24-32 96.

MEMPHIS (112): Je.Green 6-10 4-6 17, Barnes 2-3 0-0 5, Gasol 7-11 2-2 16, Conley 7-11 4-4 19, Lee 5-7 2-2 13, Allen 2-6 0-0 4, Randolph 7-8 2-2 16, Chalmers 4-10 2-2 11, Ja.Green 3-7 0-2 7, Carter 1-3 0-0 2, Smith 0-1 0-2 0, Martin 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 45-80 16-22 112.

L.A. Lakers 23 23 28 22— 96

Memphis 32 27 33 20— 112

3-Point GoalsL.A. 8-29 (Russell 2-5, Bryant 2-8, Randle 1-1, Kelly 1-3, Young 1-4, Williams 1-6, Clarkson 0-1, Brown 0-1), Memphis 6-16 (Ja.Green 1-1, Barnes 1-2, Lee 1-2, Chalmers 1-3, Conley 1-3, Je.Green 1-3, Carter 0-2). ReboundsL.A. 55 (Randle 13), Memphis 46 (Ja.Green, Barnes 8). AssistsL.A. 16 (Clarkson, Bryant, Russell 3), Memphis 30 (Chalmers 7). Total FoulsL.A. 18, Memphis 22. A18,119 (18,119).

Celtics 100, Knicks 91

NEW YORK (91): Anthony 11-26 5-7 29, Porzingis 4-13 8-8 16, Lopez 3-7 2-2 8, Calderon 1-3 0-0 2, Afflalo 2-10 0-0 4, Galloway 2-7 0-0 4, O'Quinn 2-6 0-0 4, Williams 4-8 2-3 10, L.Thomas 3-6 2-2 10, Vujacic 1-3 2-2 4, Early 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-89 21-24 91.

BOSTON (100): Crowder 6-11 3-5 18, Johnson 4-7 0-0 8, Sullinger 1-9 1-2 3, I.Thomas 6-18 8-10 21, Bradley 3-7 0-0 6, Olynyk 4-9 2-4 11, Turner 8-11 2-2 19, Smart 2-6 1-1 6, Zeller 0-2 0-0 0, Hunter 0-2 1-2 1, Jerebko 2-3 2-3 7. Totals 36-85 20-29 100.

New York 18 23 24 26— 91

Boston 22 29 26 23— 100

3-Point GoalsNew York 4-19 (L.Thomas 2-3, Anthony 2-5, Vujacic 0-1, Porzingis 0-1, O'Quinn 0-2, Williams 0-2, Galloway 0-2, Afflalo 0-3), Boston 8-20 (Crowder 3-5, Turner 1-1, Jerebko 1-1, Smart 1-2, Olynyk 1-2, I.Thomas 1-5, Hunter 0-1, Sullinger 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Bradley 0-1). Fouled OutGalloway, Jerebko. ReboundsNew York 57 (Porzingis 12), Boston 60 (Olynyk 9). AssistsNew York 15 (Galloway 5), Boston 18 (I.Thomas 6). Total FoulsNew York 23, Boston 24. TechnicalsBoston defensive three second. A18,624 (18,624).

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