Westbrook's 7th triple-double leads Thunder past Raptors
Updated: 2015-03-09 14:11
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) drives to the basket against Toronto Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas (17) and forward Patrick Patterson (54) during the third quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Mar 8, 2015. [Photo/Agencies & Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports]
OKLAHOMA CITY - Russell Westbrook had his fifth triple-double in six games to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Toronto Raptors 108-104 in the NBA on Sunday.
The NBA scoring leader had 30 points, matched a career high with 17 assists and added 11 rebounds for his seventh triple-double of the season and 15th overall.
Enes Kanter had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Serge Ibaka had 21 points and five blocks for the Thunder. They remained alone in eighth place in the Western Conference standings.
DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points for Toronto. The Raptors have lost three straight.
Elsewhere, Golden State defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 106-98 for its sixth straight home victory and San Antonio defeated Chicago 116-105 despite getting no baskets from Tim Duncan for the first time in his lengthy career.
Golden State's Draymond Green had 23 points and six assists and Klay Thompson added 21 points on 9-for-13 shooting.
Shaun Livingston gave the Warriors a lift off the bench with a season-best 21 points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes to take some pressure off star Stephen Curry. Curry didn't score his first field goal until 5:16 before halftime and finished with 12 points and four assists.
In San Antonio, Tony Parker had a season-high 32 points as the Spurs won their fifth straight game.
Duncan failed to make a basket for the first time in his career, ending his NBA-record streak at 1,310 games. He was 0 for 8 while and finished with three points on free throws.
Kawhi Leonard added 20 points, Patty Mills had 15 points and Manu Ginobili 14 for the Spurs.
In other games, Monta Ellis scored 18 of his 31 points in the third quarter and Dallas closed with a 16-3 spurt in the final 6:36 to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-93.
Dirk Nowitzki had 12 points for the Mavericks, and Chandler Parsons had 11 points and six rebounds in 35 minutes after missing seven games with a sprained left ankle.
Al Jefferson scored 24 points to lead Charlotte past Detroit 108-101 in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls.
Mo Williams had 19 points and nine assists for the Hornets. They have won five straight to strengthen their bid for a postseason berth, while Detroit has dropped six in a row.
The Orlando Magic topped the Boston Celtics 103-98 and the Utah Jazz got 24 points from Gordon Hayward to beat the Brooklyn Nets 95-88.
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