Thunder beats Heat to finally get into the win-loss black
MIAMI (AP) — MIAMI (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Kevin Durant added 19 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder moved over the .500 mark for the first time this season with a 94-86 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.
Durant also had eight rebounds and eight assists for the Thunder, who’ve won 18 of their last 26 games. Reggie Jackson scored 16 points and Anthony Morrow added 12 for Oklahoma City.
Dwyane Wade scored 18 points and Chris Bosh added 16 for Miami, which fell to 7-13 at home.
Durant was 0 for 8 from 3-point range — matching the second-worst showing of his career — and the Thunder got to the foul line only 10 times, less than half their team average coming into the night.
SPURS 109, NUGGETS 99
DENVER (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 17 points and 15 rebounds in another strong outing since returning from a hand injury, leading San Antonio to its fourth straight win.
Tony Parker scored 18 points and Tim Duncan added 16, all in the second half, to help the Spurs beat the Nuggets for the fifth straight time.
Leonard has been a big part of San Antonio’s recent surge, playing for the third time since returning from a bruised hand that had sidelined him for the previous 15 games.
Kenneth Faried had 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Nuggets, who lost their fourth straight. Arron Afflalo added 21 points.