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Westbrook has 35th triple-double in rout

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Add another first for Russell Westbrook - a triple-double without missing a shot.

Westbrook recorded his 35th triple-double of the season with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder cruised to a 122-97 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

He did so while making all six of his field-goal attempts and all six of his free throws. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no NBA player previously has had a triple-double without missing a shot attempt or free throw.


Embiid to have surgery on torn meniscus

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Philadelphia 76ers say center Joel Embiid will undergo surgery on a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Team spokesman Mike Preston said before Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder that the 7-footer, who has been plagued with injuries during his professional career, will have the surgery "in the coming days."


Nuggets limit James in rout of Cavaliers

DENVER (AP) LeBron James's forgettable night included some statistical oddities like going minus-30 in 34 minutes and being the only player on either team to miss a free throw.

In East-leading Cleveland's stunningly thorough 126-113 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night, James saw his Cavaliers get outscored 70-30 in the paint.


Gobert has 35-13 as Jazz rally by Knicks

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Rudy Gobert is in the running for Defensive Player of the Year, but it was his offense that had the bigger impact Wednesday night.

Gobert scored a career-high 35 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz rallied from 13 down to defeat the New York Knicks 108-101. That kind of production was unheard of three seasons ago as he spent time in the NBA Development League as a rookie.


Lopez, Ibaka suspended 1 game for fight

NEW YORK (AP) Chicago's Robin Lopez and Toronto's Serge Ibaka have both been suspended one game without pay by the NBA for fighting.

Lopez and Ibaka threw punches at one another during the Bulls-Raptors game on Tuesday. Lopez was barred from Chicago's home game with Detroit on Wednesday, and Ibaka will not play when Toronto visits Miami on Thursday.


Celtics overcome George's 37, top Pacers

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Celtics just needed a little reminder to focus on playing instead of worrying about where they were in the Eastern Conference playoff chase.

A loss on Sunday was perfect for that.


Bucks end trip with 10th victory in 12

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Wary of a letdown on the finale of a six-game trip, Giannis Antetokounmpo took it upon himself early to make sure that the Milwaukee Bucks would be departing for home with a smile on their faces.

Antetokounmpo had a huge first half and finished with 32 points, 13 rebounds and six assists for the streaking Bucks, who cruised to a 116-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.


Whiteside probable with hand laceration

MIAMI (AP) NBA rebounding leader Hassan Whiteside is listed as probable for Miami's game against Toronto on Thursday, despite a laceration on his right hand that needed 13 stitches to repair.

Whiteside was hurt late in Miami's win over Phoenix on Tuesday. He had a bandage around his hand Wednesday, and says his hope is that he can play against the Raptors.


Wizards hand Hawks fifth straight defeat

WASHINGTON (AP) First, the Washington Wizards hung around their game against the Atlanta Hawks with their defense.

Then Bradley Beal said, they found their "swag" again.


Mirotic scores 28, Bulls pound Pistons

CHICAGO (AP) Out of the rotation at times and with his contract set to expire, Nikola Mirotic understands what's at stake for him as the season winds down.

Games like this certainly don't hurt.

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