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Thunder’s Billy Donovan wins in NBA coaching debut over the Spurs

Thunder’s Billy Donovan wins in NBA coaching debut over the Spurs

Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook tries to drive past Spurs point guard Tony Parker in the second half Wednesday night.

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Russell Westbrook had 33 points and 10 assists to help Billy Donovan win his NBA coaching debut as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs, 112-106, at home Wednesday.

Kevin Durant scored 22 points in his first regular-season game since February. He made just six of 19 field goals but hit two critical free throws with 11.5 seconds remaining to put the Thunder in control.

Enes Kanter had 15 points and 16 rebounds off the bench for the Thunder.

Kawhi Leonard scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Spurs. LaMarcus Aldridge had 11 points and five rebounds in his San Antonio debut.

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Washington 88, at Orlando 87: John Wall hit a floater with 12.7 seconds to play as the Wizards rallied.

at Boston 112, Philadelphia 95: Isaiah Thomas had 27 points and seven assists, and the Celtics’ reserves outscored their counterparts with the 76ers, 67-15. Jahlil Okafor, the third overall pick in this year’s draft, led the 76ers with 26 points.

Chicago 115, at Brooklyn 100: Jimmy Butler scored 24 points, Nikola Mirotic had 18 and the Bulls won for the second time in two nights to open the season.

at Detroit 92, Utah 87: Reggie Jackson put the Pistons ahead on a driving layup with 17 seconds left.

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at Miami 104, Charlotte 94: Chris Bosh scored 21 points in his first game since getting sick last February, Dwyane Wade added 20 and the Heat beat the Hornets for the 14th consecutive time at home.

at Toronto 106, Indiana 99: Luis Scola, who didn’t score against his former team, was the only Raptors starter not to reach double figures.

Denver 105, at Houston 85: Danilo Gallinari scored 23 points and the Nuggets never trailed. James Harden led the Nuggets with 22 points but made just six of 21 shots.

Cleveland 106, at Memphis 76: Kevin Love had 17 points and 13 rebounds, Richard Jefferson had 14 points and the Cavaliers built a big early advantage.

New York 122, at Milwaukee 97: New York’s Derrick Williams scored 24 points and 20-year-old Kristaps Porzingis had 16 in his NBA debut.

Dallas 111, at Phoenix 95: Raymond Felton scored 18 points to lead eight Mavericks players in double figures. Dirk Nowitzki, in his 17th NBA season, scored nine of his 11 points in the third quarter.

at Portland 112, New Orleans 94: CJ McCollum scored a career-high 37 points, including six three-pointers, for the Trail Blazers.


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