Russell Westbrook posted his NBA-leading 15th triple-double of the season and the Thunder beat the injury-depleted New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 Thursday in Oklahoma City.
Westbrook finished with 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists for the 119th triple-double of his career.
Paul George, named as an All-Star starter earlier in the day, had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Steven Adams added 20 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which won its fourth straight.
The Pelicans were without star center Anthony Davis (index finger sprain). Jrue Holiday scored 22 points and Darius Miller matched a career high with 21 for New Orleans.
Timberwolves 120, Lakers 105: Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and 12 rebounds and Andrew Wiggins had 23 points and eight rebounds and the visiting Timberwolves set a franchise record by scoring more than 100 points in their 16th straight game. Brandon Ingram led L.A. with 20 points.
Trail Blazers 120, Suns 106: Damian Lillard scored 24 points, CJ McCollum and Jake Layman added 20 apiece and host Portland pulled away in the second half. Devin Booker scored 27 points for Phoenix, but only nine after the first quarter. The Suns were without rookie center Deandre Ayton (sprained left ankle) and backup Richaun Holmes (right foot sprain) for the third straight game.
Oladipo out for season: Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Victor Oladipo faces season-ending surgery for a ruptured quad tendon in his right knee. The results from an MRI came one day after Oladipo crumpled to the court as he tried to defend an outlet pass in a 110-106 win over Toronto.
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