Westbrook lifts Thunder in double OT, Warriors down Rockets


Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 91 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder trumped the Orlando Magic in NBA action.Led by Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 139-136 in double overtime.
Westbrook, who hit a three-pointer from just inside half court to force overtime, finished the game with 48 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, while Durant contributed 43 points and 12 boards of his own on Friday.
Magic’s Victor Oladipo had just drained a three-pointer of his own to put Orlando up 117-114, but Westbrook rushed down the court and pulled up from well beyond the arc to send the game into overtime.
Oladipo, who sank a shot from three-point range to level the score at 126-apiece as time expired in the first overtime, recorded the season’s first triple-double by scoring 21 points with 13 rebounds and 10 assists.
Reigning NBA champions the Golden State Warriors accounted for the Houston Rockets 112-92.
In a rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals match-up, MVP Steph Curry got the better of Rockets star James Harden as the Warriors maintained their winning start.
Curry scored 25 points, while Harden only managed 16 for the Rockets, who dropped to 0-2 this season.
The Detroit Pistons made it three wins from three with a 98-94 overtime win against the Chicago Bulls.
Andre Drummond produced a double-double, posting 20 points and 20 rebounds, while Pistons team-mate Reggie Jackson added 22 points.
The Bulls were led by Jimmy Butler’s 23 points and 11 rebounds.
LeBron James and Kevin Love helped the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Miami Heat 102-92.
James posted 29 points, while Love contributed 24 and tallied 14 rebounds.
Elsewhere, the San Antonio Spurs were too good for the Brooklyn Nets 102-75.
DaMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo had 21 points apiece in the Sacramento Kings’ 132-114 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, the Atlanta Hawks edged the Charlotte Hornets 97-94, the Toronto Raptors saw off the Boston Celtics 113-103 and the Minnesota Timberwolves were 95-78 winners against the Denver Nuggets.
The Washington Wizards downed the Milwaukee Bucks 118-113, the Philadelphia 76ers were outclassed 99-71 by the Utah Jazz, while the Portland Trail Blazers lost 110-92 to the Phoenix Suns.