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NBA roundup: Thunder defeat the Spurs in rematch

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Thunder guard Russell Westbrook attempts a reverse layup against Spurs guard Derrick White during the first half Saturday.
(Sue Ogrocki / Associated Press)

Dennis Schroder scored all of his 19 points in the second half to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-112 on Saturday night in Oklahoma City.

Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for Oklahoma City, which bounced back from a 154-147 loss in double-overtime loss to the Spurs on Thursday in San Antonio.

Schroder, a reserve point guard, went 0 for 4 from the field in the first half before going 8 for 13 after the break.

Oklahoma City’s reserves scored 48 points to help snap a three-game losing streak. The Thunder had seven players score in double figures.

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DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs with 18 points. LaMarcus Aldridge, who scored a career-high 56 points against the Thunder on Thursday, finished this one with 17.

The Spurs led 60-51 at halftime behind 12 points from DeRozan and 11 from Marco Belinelli.

at Minnesota 110, New Orleans 106: Karl-Anthony Towns had 27 points and a career-high 27 rebounds to help the Timberwolves hold off Anthony Davis and the Pelicans.

Towns swished a three-pointer to make it 106-103 with 2:55 left, giving the Timberwolves the lead for good. Then he blocked a three-point try by Davis on the other end, triggering a fast break that Tyus Jones finished with a layup.

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Davis had 30 points and 14 rebounds for his 13th consecutive double-double. Jrue Holiday added 25 points and seven assists for the Pelicans.

at Phoenix 102, Denver 93: Kelly Oubre Jr. matched his career high with 26 points for the second time in three games and the Suns toppled the Nuggets, a victory for the team with the worst record in the Western Conference over the team with the best.

Oubre also tied his career best with 11 rebounds. Deandre Ayton added 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Suns. They have won two of three with Devin Booker sidelined with back spasms.

Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets. Denver fell to just a half-game ahead of Golden State for best record in the West.

at Orlando 105, Boston 103: Aaron Gordon had 28 points and 12 rebounds to help the Magic hold off the Celtics.

Jayson Tatum missed a jumper at the buzzer that would have tied it for the Celtics. They charged back from a nine-point deficit in the final 1:43 before losing to the Magic for the second time this season.

Kyrie Irving scored 25 points for the Celtics, 10 of them from the foul line in the final 4:31.

Nikola Vucevic added 16 points and 13 rebounds for Orlando.

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at Utah 110, Chicago 102: Donovan Mitchell scored 34 points, his third straight game with more than 30, to help the Jazz pull away from Bulls.

The Bulls trailed only 97-92 before Royce O’Neale and Joe Ingles hit back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 105-92 with 2:23 remaining.

Ingles, who had 16 points, then waved goodbye as he backpedaled down the court, clinching Utah’s fifth win in its last six games.

Zach LaVine scored 21 points and Lauri Markkanen added 16 for the Bulls, who dropped their seventh straight.

at Sacramento 104, Charlotte 97: Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 22 points, Willie Cauley-Stein had his second straight double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Kings beat the road-weary Hornets.

De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield each scored 21 points for the Kings, who improved to 10-3 against Eastern Conference teams this season. The Hornets fell to 2-11 against teams from the West.

Kemba Walker had 31 points despite going 3 for 12 on 3-pointers for the Hornets, who have lost three straight and five of six. Charlotte is 5-15 away from home this season, and is 1-4 on a trip that ends Monday at San Antonio.

at Miami 112, Memphis 108: Justise Winslow scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade had a huge blocked shot in the final seconds and Miami beat Memphis.

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Wade blocked a potential tying layup by Shelvin Mack, then won a jump ball to help the Heat escape. Wade scored 10 points to help Miami reached the midpoint of the season at 21-20.

JaMychal Green had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Grizzlies.


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