(Reuters) Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 46 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder extended their winning streak to six games with a 121-112 victory over the visiting Washington Wizards on Thursday.
Paul George finished with 18 points, while Carmelo Anthony added 13 for the Thunder. Oklahoma City is 15-0 since Dec. 1 when all five of its normal starters — Westbrook, George, Anthony, Andre Roberson and Steven Adams — are in the lineup. Adams contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Bradley Beal had 41 points and 12 rebounds, while John Wall added 21 points and 12 assists for Washington, which has lost six of its past nine games. Markieff Morris finished with 20 points and nine rebounds for the Wizards, who have allowed 98 or more points in 19 consecutive games.
Warriors 126, Timberwolves 113
Golden State bombed in 21 3-pointers, one shy of the franchise record, en route to a victory over Minnesota in Oakland, Calif.
Kevin Durant hit 6 of 9 3-point attempts to account for a majority of his 28 points, leading the Warriors to their 19th victory in the past 22 meetings with the Timberwolves. Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns was the game’s high scorer with 31 points.
Golden State’s Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry scored 25 points apiece. The Warriors improved to 27-2 the past two seasons when Durant, Thompson and Curry have tallied 20 or more apiece in the same game.
Nuggets 130, Knicks 118
Gary Harris led seven players in double figures with 23 points as Denver withstood several comeback attempts by visiting New York for the win.
Reserve Trey Lyles added 21 as the Nuggets shot 60 percent for the third time this season and led virtually the entire game. Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray added 18 apiece for Denver, which beat the Knicks for the 10th straight time at home since November 2006.
Kristaps Porzingis and Michael Beasley led New York with 21 points apiece. Porzingis returned from missing Tuesday’s loss at Golden State with a knee injury but picked up his fifth foul with 5 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter and fouled out with 4:49 remaining.
Kings 89, Heat 88
Rookie point guard De’Aaron Fox dunked a putback with 3.3 seconds left as Sacramento rallied from a 12-point, fourth-quarter deficit, stunning host Miami.
The Kings’ Bogdan Bogdanovic missed the mid-range jump shot that Fox converted into a bucket. Josh Richardson missed a contested 21-foot shot at the buzzer to seal the Heat’s fate.
Buddy Hield led the Kings with 24 points. Goran Dragic paced Miami with 23 points.