NBA Round-up…

Thunder beat Wizards in OT

 

(The Sports Xchange) – Forward Kevin Durant scored 33 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 106-105 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards Sunday night.

With 3:19 left in the fourth quarter, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and Wizards center Nene were ejected from the game after receiving double technicals during a scuffle that saw Westbrook push Nene.

The incident seemed to spark the Thunder (5-1), who were trailing by 10 at the time but rallied force overtime.

Bradley Beal led the Wizards with 34 points and Serge Ibaka had 25 and 12 rebounds for Oklahoma City.

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Timberwolves 113, Lakers 90

 

The Timberwolves rolled to a blowout victory to end a 22-game losing streak to the Los Angeles Lakers. Minnesota’s last win over the Lakers was a 117-107, double-overtime victory in March 2007.

The Timberwolves had little trouble hammering the Lakers on Sunday, though, bolting to a 28-point lead in the first quarter and coasting the rest of the way.

Guard Kevin Martin scored 27 points and forward Kevin Love finished with 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Timberwolves (5-2).

Guard Steve Blake led the Lakers (3-5) with 19 points and eight assists.

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Suns 101, Pelicans 94

 

Eric Bledsoe collected 24 points and six assists, Markieff Morris continued his hot scoring with 23 points off the bench, and the Suns continued their surprisingly strong start to the season.

The Suns, picked by many to battle for the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, are now 5-2 overall.

Center Jason Smith scored 22 points, and guards Jrue Holiday and Anthony Morrow had 16 each for New Orleans.

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Spurs 120, Knicks 89

 

The San Antonio Spurs shot a season-best 54 percent from the floor en route to a win over the New York Knicks.

The Spurs (6-1) made a season-high 12 shots from beyond the arc in claiming their fourth straight win. Their previous three-point high was 11 against the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 30.

Danny Green led the long-range barrage, making six of his nine three-pointers in leading San Antonio with 24 points. Tony Parker contributed 17 points and six assists.

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