Rolling Thunder topple Grizzlies

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.— Rus­sell Westbrook scored 30 points, Kevin Durant added 22 points and 11 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thund­er won their fourth in a row with a 100-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.

Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (right) defends against Mike Conley. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had big games as the Thunder won their fourth in a row.  Nikki Boertman/Associated Press
Nikki Boertman/Associated Press
Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka (right) defends against Mike Conley. Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant had big games as the Thunder won their fourth in a row.

The Thunder led for the bulk of the second half, but never built the advantage to more than eight points in a game that included 13 lead changes and eight ties.

Thabo Sefolosha added 12 points for Oklahoma City.

BULLS 111, TIMBERWOLVES 100

In Minneapolis, Derrick Rose scored a season-high 31 points and had 11 assists to outlast Ricky Rubio in a thrilling duel, leading Chicago past Minnesota.

Luol Deng had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Kyle Korver scored 13 points off the bench for the Bulls.

Rubio had 13 points, 12 assists and four rebounds.

76ERS 112, KINGS 85

In Philadelphia, Elton Brand had a season-high 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Philadelphia routed Sacramento for its sixth consecutive victory.

MAVERICKS 100, PISTONS 86

In Auburn Hills, Mich., Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points, and Dallas reached the .500 mark by routing Detroit.

WIZARDS 93, RAPTORS 78

In Washington, Rashard Lewis and Nick Young each had 15 points to lead Wash­ington to its first win after eight consecutive losses.

ROCKETS 80, BOBCATS 72

In Charlotte, N.C., rookie Chandler Parsons scored 20 points and Kevin Martin added 17 points and Houston defeated Charlotte to snap a four-game losing streak.

BUCKS 106, SPURS 103

In Milwaukee, Stephen Jackson had 34 points and eight assists in his best game since joining Milwaukee in an off-season trade, leading the Bucks to a win over San Antonio.


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