NBA: Triple-doubles for Harden, Westbrook ship wins for Wizards, Nets; Rudy Gobert helps Jazz beat Cleveland
Stephen Curry scored 32 factors to steer the Golden State Warriors to a 116-102 dwelling victory over Chicago Bulls.
Washington’s Russell Westbrook and Brooklyn’s James Harden delivered spectacular triple-doubles on Monday, sparking their golf equipment to NBA victories and making some private historical past for themselves.
Westbrook unleashed 35 factors, a career-best 21 assists and 14 rebounds to energy the Wizards over the visiting Indiana Pacers 132-124 for the 162nd triple-double of his profession.
It was the primary triple-double in NBA historical past with 35 or extra factors and 20 or extra rebounds. Solely Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson had beforehand produced triple-doubles of 30 factors, 20 rebounds and 10 assists.
“I take satisfaction as a pacesetter in making my teammates higher. Tonight the blokes helped me out making pictures and preserving it transferring,” Westbrook mentioned.
It was Westbrook’s sixteenth triple-double with the Wizards, the 32-year-old US guard setting a membership one-season file in solely his thirty eighth look for Washington.
“Mindset was to exit and be aggressive and ensure I set the desk for my teammates like I have been doing all 12 months lengthy and ensure they’ve confidence going into the fourth,” Westbrook mentioned.
“When the fourth hits, it is time to take over.”
Japan’s Rui Hachimura added 26 factors because the Wizards (17-28) had six double-figure scorers, whereas Domantas Sabonis led Indiana with 35 factors and 11 rebounds.
In New York, Harden scored 38 factors, handed off 13 assists and pulled down 11 rebounds, whereas Kyrie Irving added 27 factors in his return because the Nets beat visiting Minnesota 112-107.
Harden delivered his twelfth triple-double in solely 32 video games with the Nets, tying Jason Kidd’s one-season membership file, as Brooklyn moved a half-game again of Jap Convention chief Philadelphia at 32-15.
Irving, who missed Brooklyn’s previous three video games for private causes, added seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and a blocked shot in opposition to the league-worst Timberwolves (11-36).
Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant stays sidelined for at the least one other week as a consequence of a hamstring damage.
Jazz, Clippers win massive
Frenchman Rudy Gobert had 18 factors and 17 rebounds because the Utah Jazz improved the NBA’s finest file to 35-11 with a 114-75 trouncing of visiting Cleveland.
Donovan Mitchell had 19 factors, and Mike Conley added 18 for the Jazz, whose win streak stretched to 5 video games.
The Los Angeles Clippers prolonged their win streak to 6 video games by ripping the Milwaukee Bucks 129-105, enhancing to 32-16 and staying 4 video games behind the Jazz within the Western Convention.
Marcus Morris led the Clippers with 25 factors, and Kawhi Leonard added 23, whereas Greek star massive man Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 32 factors.
Miami’s Jimmy Butler scored 27 factors, and Bam Adebayo added 20 factors and 18 rebounds to spark the Warmth over host New York 98-88. Julius Randle led the Knicks with 22 factors.
The Warmth improved to 23-24 to match Boston for seventh within the East after the Celtics have been crushed 115-109 by the visiting New Orleans Pelicans.
Zion Williamson led New Orleans with 28 factors, eight rebounds, three assists and 4 steals, whereas Brandon Ingram added 25 factors and 9 assists.
Jayson Tatum scored 34 factors and grabbed 9 rebounds for Boston, which closed the sport on a 20-8 run however could not overtake the Pelicans.
Frenchman Evan Fournier went 0-for-10 from the ground in his Celtics debut after being obtained from Orlando on the NBA commerce deadline.
Slovenian guard Luka Doncic scored 25 factors, and Kristaps Porzingis added 20 to steer the Dallas Mavericks to a 127-106 victory at Oklahoma Metropolis.
Lithuanian heart Jonas Valanciunas scored 30 factors and grabbed 15 rebounds to spark the Memphis Grizzlies over Houston 120-110.
Saben Lee, Saddiq Bey and reserve Hamidou Diallo every scored 19 factors because the Detroit Pistons (13-33) snapped a four-game shedding streak by defeating Toronto 118-104.
Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox scored 24 factors, and Richaun Holmes added 23 factors and 12 rebounds to steer seven double-digit scorers within the Kings’ 132-115 victory at San Antonio.
Stephen Curry scored 32 factors to steer the Golden State Warriors to a 116-102 dwelling victory over Chicago.
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