Oklahoma City Thunder 122, Philadelphia 76ers 97
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Russell Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 122-97 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.
Westbrook scored 18 points -- going 6 of 6 from the field and 6 of 6 from the free-throw line -- in only 27 minutes. He also recorded 14 assists and 11 rebounds. Westbrook didn't attempt a 3-pointer for the first time since March 14, 2016, a span of 83 games.
Oklahoma City's Enes Kanter wasn't perfect from the field, but he was close. He scored 24 points on 8-of-9 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds off the bench. Victor Oladipo scored 18 points for the Thunder.
The 76ers were paced by Nik Stauskas, who came off the bench to score 20 points.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Reserve forward Frank Kaminsky scored 18 points, including 13 in the decisive fourth quarter, in sparking Charlotte to a victory over Orlando.
The Hornets won their third consecutive game and kept their slim playoff hopes alive. The Magic lost to the Hornets for the fourth time this season.
BOSTON -- Playing its first game after clinching a playoff spot, Boston scored 39 points in the third quarter en route to its 12th win in its past 13 home games.
Boston led by 17 points two minutes into the fourth quarter before the Pacers used a 10-0 run that grew to 13-2 to get as close as six. Indiana went cold and could get no closer.
Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points and dished out five assists, and Avery Bradley had 18 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics. Al Horford had 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Jae Crowder recorded 15 points and six boards, and Kelly Olynyk registered 11 points and eight boards for Boston.
CHICAGO -- Chicago didn't have its top two centers, but the Bulls kept their playoff hopes alive with a victory against Detroit at the United Center.
Paced by Nikola Mirotic's 28 points, the Bulls pulled even with the Pistons for ninth in the Eastern Conference. Both teams are 1 1/2 game behind the Miami Heat for the conference's eighth and final playoff spot.
Chicago didn't have starting center Robin Lopez, who served a one-game suspension for a fight Tuesday with Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka. The Bulls were also without his main backup, Cristiano Felicio, who injured his back against the Raptors.
Wall missed all eight of his field-goal attempts in the first half and finished 6 of 21, but the All-Star scored 12 points in the third quarter and hit two free throws with five seconds remaining to seal the win. He finished with 10 assists for the Wizards.
DENVER -- Gary Harris scored 21 points and Will Barton had 20 as Denver beat Cleveland.
Nikola Jokic recorded 16 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and Wilson Chandler returned from missing four games to score 18 for Denver. Kenneth Faried had his best game after missing nine with back spasms, finishing with 17 points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes.
Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 33 points, LeBron James scored 18 and Deron Williams had 19 off the bench. The Cavaliers' lead over Boston for the best record in the Eastern Conference is down to one game.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 22 of his 32 points during an explosive first half, and Milwaukee completed its most victorious road trip in nearly three decades.
Antetokounmpo canned 12 of 22 shots, including 9 of 13 before intermission to lead Milwaukee to a 19-point halftime lead en route to its fourth victory in six games on its longest trip of the season. It was the first time Milwaukee won four games on a single trip since January 1989.
Buddy Hield scored 21 points to pace the Kings, but Sacramento lost its third straight and fell to 3-11 since the All-Star break.
SALT LAKE CITY -- Rudy Gobert scored a career-high 35 points on a career-best 13-of-14 shooting as Utah snapped a three-game losing streak.