Westbrook Logs Another Triple-double
UNDATED (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder has a six-game winning streak, and Russell Westbrook has recorded a triple-double in each victory.
Westbrook finished with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists in the Thunder's 102-99 triumph in Atlanta. It's the longest run of triple-doubles in the NBA since Michael Jordan had seven straight for the Bulls in 1989.
Westbrook has 11 triple-doubles in the Thunder's first 22 games.
Paul Millsap had 14 points for the Hawks, who have lost seven straight and 10 of 11.
Also in the NBA:
— Kawhi Leonard provided 22 points and San Antonio ran its road record to 12-0 despite falling behind by 15 in a 97-96 win at Milwaukee. LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and was credited with the go-ahead basket with 21.2 seconds to play following a goaltending call on Giannis Antetokounmpo.
— The Cavaliers' three-game losing streak is over after LeBron James poured in 34 points to lead a 116-112 triumph in Toronto. Cleveland finished the game without J.R. Smith, who suffered a left knee injury in the first quarter and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.
— James Harden torched the Celtics for 37 points before Al Horford missed a shot just before the buzzer to secure Houston's 107-106 victory against Boston. The game was tied before Harden scored five straight points to make it 107-102 with less than a minute remaining.
— Marc Gasol had a triple-double of 28 points, 11 boards and 11 assists as Memphis outlasted the Pelicans, 110-108 in double-overtime. Gasol hit the game-tying 3-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation and had a block of a Terrence Jones shot that could have put New Orleans ahead in the final seconds of the first overtime.
— Damian Lillard delivered 30 points and seven assists in Portland's third straight win, 112-110 over Chicago. C.J. McCollum chipped in 24 points to help the Trail Blazers open a five-game road trip with their fourth win in five games.
— Nicolas Batum contributed 14 points and 15 rebounds in Charlotte's 109-101 verdict over the Mavericks in Dallas. Kemba Walker had 19 points and Marco Belinelli scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half.
— Danilo Gallinari, Jamal Murray and Will Barton each scored over 20 points in Denver's 106-98 triumph at Philadelphia. Gallinari paced the Nuggets with 24 points, Murray had 22 and Barton's 22-point performance included a big 3-pointer in the final minute.
— John Wall scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to send Washington past Brooklyn, 118-113. Bradley Beal added 18 points, including a go-ahead, 3-pointer with 3:27 left before getting a game-clinching steal in the closing seconds.
UNDATED (AP) — Bulls guard Rajon Rondo was suspended by the team for Monday's game against Portland for conduct detrimental to the team. No further details were provided by the club.
Rondo has started 17 games and averaged 8.2 points, 7.2 assists, 6.7 rebounds and 1.41 steals in his first season with the team.
Also in the NBA:
— Lakers guard Jose Calderon will be sidelined for at least two weeks with a strained right hamstring. He is averaging 4.7 points and 2.6 assists in his first season with the team.
— Jazz coach Quin Snyder missed Monday's game against the Lakers after feeling ill during the day. Assistant coach Igor Kokoskov filled in for Snyder.
— Detectives want to question Kings forward Matt Barnes after he was accused of being involved in a fight at a nightclub this morning. Barnes was sitting with a woman at the Manhattan club when they began to argue. One patron reported that Barnes injured her by pushing her.