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scored 41 points for his 10th career
40-point game while Stephen Curry
had 19 points and nine assists as the
playoff-ready Golden State Warri-
ors ran their winning streak to 12
by beating the Minnesota Timber-
wolves 121-107 on Tuesday night.
Golden State was hoping to wrap up
the West's No 1 seed last night with
a win at Phoenix and a Spurs' loss at
home to the Lakers. Andrew Wiggins
scored 24 points for Minnesota, which
couldn't keep up with Golden State's
spiffy passing and contributions from so
many players on both ends of the floor.
In his highest-scoring performance
since getting 60 on December 5,
Thompson hit 7 of 14 3-pointers --- giv-
ing him at least four 3s in a career-best
six consecutive games. His 262 3s rank
as eighth-most ever for a single season
after he had 276 last season.
THUNDER 110, BUCKS 79
OKLAHOMA CITY---Russell West-
brook matched Oscar Robertson's
single-season record with his 41st
triple-double, leading Oklahoma
City to the victory.
Westbrook clinched his seventh
straight triple-double on an assist to
Taj Gibson with 9:17 left in the third
The crowd stood and chanted "MVP!
MVP!" long after the assist. He later
waved to the crowd after play stopped.
He finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds
and 13 assists.
Robertson set the record during the
1961-62 season and Westbrook can
break it Wednesday in Memphis. West-
brook also moved into a tie with Wilt
Chamberlain for fourth on the career
list with his 78th triple-double.
Michael Beasley scored 14 points for
Milwaukee and Giannis Antetokoun-
mpo added 11 points and 10 rebounds.
PACERS 108, RAPTORS 90
scored 18 of his 35 points in the
third quarter, leading Indiana to a
The Pacers (38-40) stopped a four-
game losing streak that dropped them
ern Conference to the very real possi-
bility of missing the postseason.
DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points for
Toronto (47-31), which had won two in
a row. Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points
and 10 rebounds.
The game was marred by a shoving
match between Indiana's Lance Ste-
phenson and DeRozan with 3.3 seconds
left. The melee spilled down the sideline
and into the Pacers' bench. Stephen-
son, PJ Tucker and DeRozan all received
WIZARDS 118, HORNETS 111
WASHINGTON---John Wall scored
14 of his 23 points in the third quar-
ter, helping Washington hurt Char-
lotte's playoff chances.
The Wizards (47-31) returned from
a five-game trip and stopped a three-
Tying Toronto for the third seed in
the Eastern Conference, Washington
dealt Charlotte a significant blow af-
ter it had crept closer to a playoff spot
with a three-game win streak.
Kemba Walker scored 37 points but
the All-Star guard went cold in the third
quarter along with the rest of the Hor-
After making 26 of their first 42 shots,
they went 6 for their next 18 as the game
Washington won for the 17th time this
season when trailing by double digits.
CAVALIERS 122, MAGIC 102
notched his second straight tri-
ple-double, Kevin Love scored 28
points and Cleveland warmed up for
a big game in Boston by dropping
18 3-pointers in a victory against
Kyrie Irving added 24 points and JR
Smith had 19 for the Cavs, who made
nine 3s and scored 43 in the third quarter
to turn a tight game into a blowout and
beat Orlando for the 17th straight time.
The defending champions also
moved into a tie with the Celtics atop
the Eastern Conference. The teams
meet Wednesday for first place and
temporary ownership of the top seed
and home-court advantage until the
Evan Fournier scored 21 for the Magic,
who have lost five in a row.
SPURS 95, GRIZZLIES 89, OT
SAN ANTONIO---Kawhi Leonard
had 32 points and 12 rebounds as
the Spurs topped the Grizzlies in a
matchup of likely first-round play-
LaMarcus Aldridge added 15 points,
including the tying basket with 1.6 sec-
onds left in the fourth quarter.
Memphis point guard Mike Conley
left with 3:42 remaining in regulation
after bumping heads with Leonard un-
der the basket.
Conley, who finished with 19 points,
took one continuous stitch under his
right eyelid rather than "13." He is un-
sure if he will play Wednesday against
Pau Gasol added 12 points and 11 re-
bounds in San Antonio's third straight
(11) takes a
second half of
...Westbrook ties record
NUGGETS 134, PELICANS 131
KNICKS 100, BULLS 91
NETS 141, 76ERS 118
JAZZ 106, TRAIL BLAZERS 87
KINGS 98, MAVERICKS 87
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