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Westbrook has 49, triple-double run at 4

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook donned a mask and played like a superhero.

The All-Star Game MVP set career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds, and added 10 assists for his fourth consecutive triple-double, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-118 in overtime Wednesday night.

Westbrook wore the facial protection after having a bone in his right cheek fractured last Friday against Portland. He had surgery Saturday and missed Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.


Pelicans' Davis has 39, 13, 8 in return

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis was feeling great, fired up about being back on the court and not at all subtle about showing it.

He struck a momentary pose with a huge smile after he'd finished a fast break with a soaring, one-handed dunk. He celebrated with a crouching fist pump after a clutch, mid-range jumper in the final minute.


Batum forces OT, Blazers rally by Clips

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers were able to overcome one of Damian Lillard's worst shooting games with a huge performance from Nicolas Batum down the stretch.

Batum hit a 3-pointer that forced overtime, then set up three alley-oop baskets and added a clinching 3 in the final minute to rally the Trail Blazers past the Los Angeles Clippers 98-93 on Wednesday night.


Allen won't play this season, maybe next

MIAMI (AP) Ray Allen might return to the NBA - just not this season.

The league's all-time leading 3-point shooter who played for two NBA championship clubs announced Wednesday that he decided not to sign with any franchise for the remainder of this season, although he left the door open for a possible return in 2015-16.


James takes over, Cavs hold off Raptors

TORONTO (AP) LeBron James retaliated on the scoreboard after Jonas Valanciunas tackled him on a drive late in the third quarter.

James scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth and matched a season high with 14 assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on to beat the Toronto Raptors 120-112 on Wednesday night.


Gasol scores with 0.1, Grizz top Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) The Memphis Grizzlies needed a pick-me-up after dropping three of their last four games, including two straight at home.

They found it in a thrilling last-second victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.


Curry gets hot late, Warriors beat Bucks

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry needed just over a minute to turn a rough shooting night into a good one.

Curry made three straight 3-pointers in a span of 65 seconds in the fourth quarter to help the Golden State Warriors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-93 on Wednesday night in their return from a season-high, six-game road trip.


Spurs thrash Kings in Rodeo Trip return

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The San Antonio Spurs are back home and beginning to show signs of returning to their old form.

Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and San Antonio punctuated a return from a nearly monthlong road trip with its largest home victory of the season, 112-85 over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.


Suns rally from 15 down to beat Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Phoenix Suns haven't come close to playing consistent playoff basketball since parting ways with Goran Dragic and Isaiah Thomas at the trade deadline.

If they want to eventually make it to the postseason, they will need to have more nights like they had against the Orlando Magic.


Whiteside has 25 boards, Heat top Lakers

MIAMI (AP) When Dwyane Wade started his drive, Hassan Whiteside and Erik Spoelstra thought he was shooting.

They were wrong - and thrilled.

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