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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:04:00 PDT
Add another first for Russell Westbrook - a triple-double without missing a shot. Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no NBA player previously has had a triple-double without missing a shot attempt or free throw.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:26:34 PDT
The Philadelphia 76ers say center Joel Embiid will undergo surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee. Coach Brett Brown said ''there has been tremendous due diligence ... and research'' before the decision about surgery was made.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:43:22 PDT
LeBron James's forgettable night included some statistical oddities like going minus-30 in 34 minutes and being the only player on either team to miss a free throw. In East-leading Cleveland's stunningly thorough 126-113 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, James saw his Cavaliers get outscored 70-30 in the paint. ''Nikola is not going to back down from anybody, and I think you've seen that from our team a little bit, whether we're playing Golden State, Cleveland, Boston, whoever it is, we're not going to back down,'' coach Michael Malone said after his Nuggets increased their lead to 1 1/2 games over idle Portland in the race for the final playoff spot in the West.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:04:00 PDT
Rudy Gobert is in the running for Defensive Player of the Year, but it was his offense that had the bigger impact Wednesday night. Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rallied from 13 down to defeat the New York Knicks 108-101. ''I'm working,'' Gobert said with a smirk.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:29:40 PDT
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chicago's Robin Lopez and Toronto's Serge Ibaka have both been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for fighting.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:53:57 PDT
The Boston Celtics just needed a little reminder to focus on playing instead of worrying about where they were in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Avery Bradley had 18 with eight rebounds and the Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 109-100 on Wednesday night for their fifth win in six games. ''I think last week all we did was look at the standings,'' Bradley said.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:15:50 PDT
NBA rebounding leader Hassan Whiteside is listed as probable for Miami's game against Toronto on Thursday, despite a laceration on his right hand that needed 13 stitches to repair. Whiteside was hurt late in Miami's win over Phoenix on Tuesday. It's a critical time for the Heat, who have overcome an 11-30 start and trying to hold on to an Eastern Conference playoff spot with 11 games left.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:34:34 PDT
Then Bradley Beal said, they found their ''swag'' again. Beal scored 28 points and John Wall added all 22 of his in the second half to help the Wizards to a 104-100 victory over the Hawks on Wednesday night. Wall also had 10 assists on a night he shot just 6 of 21 from the floor, including two assists to Beal during a late 14-2 run that helped Washington ensure victory.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:57:04 PDT
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points, 13 rebounds and six assists for the streaking Milwaukee Bucks, who cruised to a 116-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. The win moved the Bucks into a tie with Indiana for the sixth spot, one game behind fifth-place Atlanta in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race. The Bucks have been the NBA's hottest team the past three weeks, winning 10 of 12 games.