Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Westbrook, Thunder stop streaking Mavericks

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook had 31 points and 11 assists, hitting two key baskets in the final 63 seconds, and the Thunder rallied from a double-digit third-quarter deficit to beat Dallas 117-114 on Sunday night, ending the Mavericks' six-game winning streak.

Serge Ibaka had 16 points, nine rebounds and a key late block for Oklahoma City, which was without star forward Kevin Durant (injured hamstring) for the sixth straight game. The Thunder is 3-3 in his absence.

Westbrook broke a tie at 113 with a jumper with 1:03 left. Zaza Pachulia made 1 of 2 free throws to pull the Mavericks within a point before Westbrook's 18-foot jumper with 24 seconds left capped the scoring.

Deron Williams, who led Dallas with 20 points, missed an 18-footer, and Pachulia fouled Oklahoma City's Steven Adams while going for the rebound. Adams missed both free throws, but Ibaka blocked Williams' layup attempt with 8.4 seconds left and the Mavericks managed only an offbalance heave from 3-point range by Wesley Matthews that came nowhere close to the basket.

Oklahoma City led much of the first half. A basket by rookie Cameron Payne put the Thunder up 41-30 with 8:27 left in the second quarter, but the Mavericks rallied to tie it at 50. Consecutive three-point plays by Westbrook fueled a 10-2 Oklahoma City run to close the half and give the Thunder a 60-52 lead.

Dallas made its first 10 shots of the third quarter, taking an 82-72 lead on Devin Harris' basket with 4:29 left. But the Mavericks made one more field goal the rest of the quarter, allowing the Thunder to close the gap.

Anthony Morrow's floater put Oklahoma City up 85-83, and Enes Kanter's jumper at the buzzer gave the Thunder an 87-85 edge.

Oklahoma City was up 91-86 less than a minute into the fourth quarter, but Dallas pulled ahead at 104-102 on a three-point play by Pachulia with 4:51 left.

Consecutive jumpers by Dirk Nowitzki gave the Mavericks a 108-104 lead with 3:41 left.

Dion Waiters answered with a 3-pointer for Oklahoma City. After Pachulia missed two free throws, Ibaka put the Thunder back ahead and Westbrook's steal and layup made it 113-108.

Dallas came right back to tie with a 3-pointer by Matthews and a put-back by J.J. Barea with 1:16 left.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: DeMar DeRozan had 21 points, DeMarre Carroll scored all his 21 in the first half and the visiting Raptors held Blake Griffin and Chris Paul scoreless through the first 20-plus minutes of a 91-80 victory over the Clippers. Luis Scola added 20 points and Kyle Lowry had 13 points and 10 assists for Toronto, which closed out a 2-3 road trip. The Raptors shot just 37 percent from the field, but they outrebounded Los Angeles 46-42 and forced 19 turnovers. … Anthony Davis capped a 32-point, 19-rebound performance with a tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minute, and the host Pelicans beat the Suns 122-116. Davis, whose rebound total set a season high, also had four blocks and two steals. His last block came with 22 seconds left, when he tapped Mirza Teletovic's 3-point attempt from the right corner offline. The ball fell to Pelicans guard Ish Smith, and New Orleans held on from there. … Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack scored 13 of his 22 in the fourth quarter and the host Nets beat the Celtics 111-101 for a split of a home-and-home series. After the Celtics won by 25 in Boston, the Nets dominated the second quarter that was pivotal in both games and held on after blowing most of a 22-point lead, their largest of the season.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Celtics guard Marcus Smart could miss at least a couple of weeks with a lower left leg injury. Coach Brad Stevens said the second-year player won't need surgery and the injury isn't considered a long-term problem, but doctors want to make sure he's fully healed before he returns. … Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell is inserting Kevin Martin into the starting lineup in hopes of jump-starting a struggling offense. Martin will replace Tayshaun Prince, and Andrew Wiggins will slide from shooting guard to small forward in a first five that also includes point guard Ricky Rubio, power forward Kevin Garnett and center Karl-Anthony Towns. The new-look unit will debut tonight at home against the winless 76ers.

Thunder 117, Mavericks 114

DALLAS (114): Parsons 5-9 0-2 12, Nowitzki 5-7 1-2 11, Pachulia 4-8 4-7 12, Williams 6-12 6-8 20, Matthews 7-15 0-0 18, Harris 1-4 1-2 3, Powell 5-7 3-4 13, Felton 1-6 1-1 3, McGee 4-5 0-2 8, Barea 4-8 0-0 8, Villanueva 2-2 0-0 6. Totals 44-83 16-28 114.

OKLAHOMA CITY (117): Roberson 2-6 1-2 7, Ibaka 8-15 0-0 16, Adams 3-4 0-2 6, Westbrook 12-22 5-6 31, Waiters 5-12 2-2 14, Collison 4-6 2-2 10, Kanter 5-7 2-2 12, Morrow 5-9 2-2 14, Singler 0-1 0-0 0, Augustin 2-5 0-0 5, Payne 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 47-90 14-18 117.

Dallas 25 27 33 29— 114

Oklahoma City 31 29 27 30— 117

3-Point GoalsDallas 10-19 (Matthews 4-10, Villanueva 2-2, Williams 2-2, Parsons 2-2, Barea 0-1, Harris 0-1, Felton 0-1), Oklahoma City 9-22 (Morrow 2-3, Waiters 2-4, Roberson 2-5, Westbrook 2-5, Augustin 1-2, Ibaka 0-1, Payne 0-1, Singler 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDallas 51 (Pachulia 10), Oklahoma City 47 (Ibaka 9). AssistsDallas 26 (Williams, Pachulia 6), Oklahoma City 25 (Westbrook 11). Total FoulsDallas 17, Oklahoma City 23. A18,203 (18,203).

Raptors 91, Clippers 80

TORONTO (91): Carroll 8-13 3-4 21, Scola 8-16 3-3 20, Biyombo 3-5 0-0 6, Lowry 2-11 8-8 13, DeRozan 4-16 13-14 21, Patterson 1-2 0-0 2, Joseph 2-9 2-2 6, J.Johnson 1-3 0-0 2, Ross 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 29-78 29-31 91.

L.A. CLIPPERS (80): Pierce 0-2 2-2 2, Griffin 4-10 0-0 9, Jordan 6-9 1-4 13, Paul 5-13 2-2 13, Redick 5-13 4-5 17, Smith 1-4 0-0 2, W.Johnson 3-6 0-0 8, Crawford 1-9 6-7 8, Rivers 3-7 0-0 6, Mbah a Moute 1-1 0-0 2, Stephenson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-74 15-20 80.

Toronto 33 30 8 20— 91

L.A. Clippers 23 11 21 25— 80

3-Point GoalsToronto 4-17 (Carroll 2-3, Scola 1-3, Lowry 1-4, Patterson 0-1, Joseph 0-1, J.Johnson 0-1, Ross 0-2, DeRozan 0-2), L.A. Clippers 7-32 (Redick 3-6, W.Johnson 2-5, Griffin 1-3, Paul 1-4, Pierce 0-2, Smith 0-3, Rivers 0-3, Crawford 0-6). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsToronto 52 (Biyombo 14), L.A. Clippers 49 (Jordan 15). AssistsToronto 15 (Lowry 10), L.A. Clippers 21 (Paul 11). Total FoulsToronto 19, L.A. Clippers 30. TechnicalsToronto defensive three second, L.A. Clippers defensive three second 2. A19,060 (19,060).

Pelicans 122, Suns 116

PHOENIX (116): Tucker 4-11 2-2 12, Morris 6-15 4-5 17, Chandler 0-2 1-2 1, Bledsoe 7-15 11-12 29, Knight 5-18 7-8 19, Teletovic 4-10 0-0 11, Booker 5-8 4-4 15, Warren 3-9 0-0 9, Leuer 1-1 0-0 3, Price 0-1 0-0 0, Len 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-90 29-33 116.

NEW ORLEANS (122): Gee 3-6 2-2 8, Davis 11-22 9-11 32, Asik 0-0 2-2 2, Holiday 3-6 2-4 8, Gordon 6-16 3-4 20, Anderson 8-14 9-9 29, Smith 6-15 5-6 17, Douglas 0-1 0-0 0, Cunningham 1-2 0-0 2, Babbitt 1-3 1-2 4. Totals 39-85 33-40 122.

Phoenix 21 34 30 31— 116

New Orleans 27 29 36 30— 122

3-Point GoalsPhoenix 17-36 (Bledsoe 4-8, Warren 3-4, Teletovic 3-7, Tucker 2-4, Knight 2-6, Leuer 1-1, Booker 1-1, Morris 1-4, Price 0-1), New Orleans 11-30 (Gordon 5-12, Anderson 4-7, Davis 1-2, Babbitt 1-3, Douglas 0-1, Cunningham 0-1, Gee 0-2, Smith 0-2). Fouled OutHoliday. ReboundsPhoenix 54 (Chandler 10), New Orleans 58 (Davis 19). AssistsPhoenix 17 (Knight 7), New Orleans 23 (Smith 8). Total FoulsPhoenix 29, New Orleans 26. TechnicalsMorris. A16,680 (16,867).

Nets 111, Celtics 101

BOSTON (101): Crowder 2-4 0-0 5, A.Johnson 1-1 0-0 2, Sullinger 3-10 2-2 9, Thomas 8-19 9-11 27, Bradley 9-20 2-2 27, Olynyk 2-6 2-2 8, Turner 6-10 1-2 13, Jerebko 1-5 0-0 2, Lee 0-3 0-0 0, Rozier 1-2 0-0 3, Hunter 0-0 0-0 0, Zeller 2-2 1-2 5. Totals 35-82 17-21 101.

BROOKLYN (111): J.Johnson 5-10 4-6 17, T.Young 4-8 3-4 11, Lopez 10-20 3-4 23, Jack 7-11 8-10 22, Hollis-Jefferson 2-3 5-6 9, Bogdanovic 1-6 2-2 5, Larkin 3-6 0-0 7, Bargnani 6-9 0-0 12, Robinson 2-5 1-1 5, Karasev 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 40-79 26-33 111.

Boston 19 23 36 23— 101

Brooklyn 24 35 27 25— 111

3-Point GoalsBoston 14-37 (Bradley 7-14, Olynyk 2-3, Thomas 2-8, Rozier 1-1, Crowder 1-3, Sullinger 1-3, Jerebko 0-2, Turner 0-3), Brooklyn 5-15 (J.Johnson 3-6, Larkin 1-2, Bogdanovic 1-5, Jack 0-1, Karasev 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsBoston 42 (Sullinger 10), Brooklyn 55 (T.Young 12). AssistsBoston 19 (Thomas 6), Brooklyn 18 (Larkin 5). Total FoulsBoston 28, Brooklyn 20. A14,866 (17,732).

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