OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 17 points in his 28th triple-double of the season, and his new teammates fit in seamlessly as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 110-93 on Friday night.
Westbrook also had 18 rebounds and 17 assists for the 65th triple-double of his career.
It was the first game for new Thunder players Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott, acquired Thursday in a trade with the Chicago Bulls. Gibson scored 12 points and McDermott added eight, even though they arrived Thursday night and weren’t even available for shootaround on Friday.
RAPTORS 107, CELTICS 97
TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 43 points and Toronto rallied from 17 down to beat Boston.
DeRozan shot 15 of 28 from the floor as he surpassed his 42-point effort against Houston on March 30, 2015. That helped the Raptors overcome the absence of fellow All-Star guard Kyle Lowry, who sat out with a right wrist injury.
Serge Ibaka, acquired from Orlando last week, scored 15 points in his Raptors debut. Fellow newcomer P.J. Tucker, obtained from Phoenix on Thursday, had a game-high 10 rebounds and nine points in his first game for his new team.
HEAT 108, HAWKS 90
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Johnson scored 23 points and resurgent Miami helped its playoff hopes by beating Atlanta.
Miami has won 15 of 17 to move within six games of .500. The Heat were a season-low 19 games under .500 at 11-30 following a loss to Milwaukee on Jan. 13. Miami began the night 10th in the East, 2½ games behind eighth-place Detroit.
76ERS 120, WIZARDS 112
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Robert Covington had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Dario Saric added 20 points and 11 boards, and the depleted Philadelphia 76ers beat Washington.
Bradley Beal had 40 points and John Wall scored 29 for the Southeast Division-leading Wizards.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — CJ Miles made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points, Paul George had nine points and nine rebounds after remaining with Indiana following the trade deadline, and the Pacers snapped a six-game losing streak with a victory over Memphis.
Monta Ellis finished with 16 points and Myles Turner scored 12 for the Pacers.
George was one of the biggest names involved in trade speculation Thursday and Pacers fans showed they were happy he wasn’t dealt, giving the All-Star forward perhaps the loudest ovation he’s received all season during player introductions.
JAZZ 109, BUCKS 95
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Derrick Favors added 19 and Utah beat Milwaukee by dominating the paint area in its first game back from the All-Star break.
Hayward finished 11 of 17 from the field, breaking free for short, open jumpers or dunks. The 6-foot-10 Favors shot 9 of 14, often going strong to the hoop.
TIMBERWOLVES 97, MAVERICKS 84
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 26 points and 18 rebounds, and Andrew Wiggins scored 27 to help Minnesota defeat Dallas.
Ricky Rubio added 13 points and 14 assists a day after the Timberwolves declined an opportunity to trade him to the New York Knicks for Derrick Rose. The Wolves shot 52.6 percent to pull within 2 1/2 games of Denver for the eighth seed in the Western Conference.
Towns had seven turnovers, but scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to turn back the Mavericks.
BULLS 128, SUNS 121, OT
CHICAGO (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 23 points, Jimmy Butler added 22 and Chicago rallied to beat Phoenix in overtime.
Devin Booker scored 27 points for Phoenix, but missed a chance to win it in regulation after Wade fouled him on a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left. Booker hit the first two free throws to tie it, then missed the third.
NUGGETS 129, NETS 109
DENVER (AP) — Gary Harris scored a career-high 25 points and Denver bounced back from successive losses to hand Brooklyn its 15th loss in a row.
Wilson Chandler had 24 points and Danilo Gallinari added 20 for the Nuggets, who snapped a six-game losing streak to the Nets.