Westbrook blitz overwhelms Knicks

Scores 32 points in just 24 minutes of playing time to lead Oklahoma City Thunder to a convincing win in the NBA.

    Westbrook (0) had fractured his hand on October 30 [Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY]
    Westbrook (0) had fractured his hand on October 30 [Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY]

    Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in just 24 minutes of playing time to lead Oklahoma City to a 105-78 victory over New York on his return to action after missing 13 games with a broken hand.

    Westbrook, who fractured his hand on October 30, made 12-of-17 shots from the floor and also accounted for seven rebounds and eight assists.

    Elsewhere, Guard Monta Ellis scored 30 points, including 15 in the fourth quarter, to help Dallas snap Toronto's six-game winning streak with a 106-102 win.

    Blake Griffin had 30 points with 10 rebounds and guard Jamal Crawford scored 21 off the bench as the Clippers sealed their 10th victory in their last 11 meetings against Houston in a 102-85 win.

    The Pacers welcomed back David West and CJ Watson from injuries and both helped Indiana win 98-83 against the Magic.

    Memphis star center Marc Gasol started off slow, but found his stride in the second half, finishing with 26 points, seven rebounds and nine assists as Memphis topped Portland 112-99.

    Meanwhile, guard Mike Conley scored 21 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and delivered nine assists.

    Other results:

    Bulls 109, Celtics 102

    Hawks 100, Pelicans 91

    Bucks 104, Pistons 88

    Warriors 106, Hornets 101

    Spurs 112, Kings 104

    Nuggets 122, Suns 97

    SOURCE: Reuters


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