Thunder down Clippers, Knicks lose in Dallas
By Sports Desk Online
Published: Nov/22/2012 3:05 PM PHT
(OmniSport) - All-Star duo Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook led the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-111 overtime win over the LA Clippers on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). The pair scored all 15 of the Thunder's overtime points in the NBA match, with Durant hitting 35 and Westbrook 23 in a big showdown between the two Western Conference heavyweights.
Matt Barnes forced the game into overtime for the Clippers, who were led by Blake Griffin (23) and Jamal Crawford (20) but eventually fell to defeat for the first time in seven games.
The NBA-leading New York Knicks slumped to only their second defeat of the season in a 111-114 reverse in Dallas. The Mavericks took their record to 7-6, with OJ Mayo topscoring with 27 points.
The Miami Heat's 'big three' dominated in their 113-106 overtime win over the Western Conference Central-leading Milwaukee Bucks. LeBron James had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade 28 points and Chris Bosh 24 points and 18 rebounds for the Heat, who almost surrendered an early 18-point lead.
The San Antonio Spurs took their season record to 9-3 with a 112-100 win over fellow 2012 Playoff semi-finalists the Boston Celtics. Tony Parker scored a season-high 26 points, while Tim Duncan added 20 points and 15 rebounds.
The LA Lakers conceded 71 points in the second half as they went down to the Sacramento Kings 113-97. Kobe Bryant scored 38 points for the lethargic Lakers, who saw their four-game winning streak snapped.
The Brooklyn Nets surrendered a five-point halftime lead to go down to the Golden State Warriors 102-93, Klay Thompson leading the winners with 25 points.
The Atlanta Hawks had a late three-pointer from Kyle Korver with 1.9 seconds in overtime to play as they extended the Washington Wizards' franchise-worst start to 0-10 with a 101-100 win.
James Harden scored 28 points for the Houston Rockets in their 93-89 win over the Chicago Bulls.
The Charlotte Bobcats came from behind to defeat the Toronto Raptors 98-97 and the Orlando Magic scored the first 21 points of the second half on their way to a 90-74 win over the Detroit Pistons.
Jeremy Pargo scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a surprise win over the Philadelphia 76ers and the Indiana Pacers edged the New Orleans Hornets 115-107 in overtime.
The Denver Nuggets won 101-94 despite Kevin Love's 34 points for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Phoenix Suns ran away from the Portland Trail Blazers 114-87.
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