Highlights of Saturday’s NBA games

Thunder 112, Jazz 104

Russell Westbrook collected his 32nd triple-double of the season to lead the Thunder to a 112-104 victory over the Utah Jazz Saturday at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Westbrook posted 33 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds to break a tie with Wilt Chamberlain (1967-68) for second place on the triple-double list. Westbrook continues to average a triple-double and lead the NBA in scoring. Oklahoma City is 26-6 in games he records a triple-double.

Pistons 112, Knicks 92

Tobias Harris poured in a season-high 28 points to lead the Detroit over fading New York.

Andre Drummond notched his 45th double-double with 24 points and 15 rebounds and Reggie Jackson contributed 19 points and eight assists for Detroit, which has won four of its last five.

Clippers 112, Sixers 100

Chris Paul scored a season-high 30 points and DeAndre Jordan added 19 points and 20 rebounds as Los Angeles defeated Philadelphia.

Los Angeles won its fourth game in its last five games. The victory was their 11th in their last twelve games against Philadelphia as they drew to within one game of the Utah Jazz for fourth place in the Western Conference.

Hawks 107, Grizzlies 90

Taurean Prince scored 17 points, Paul Millsap had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Dennis Schroder added 16 points to lead Atlanta to a victory over Memphis at FedExForum.

The Hawks, coming off a six-game homestand, dealt the Grizzlies their fifth straight loss, a season-high futility streak.

Suns 100, Mavericks 98

Devin Booker drilled a turnaround jumper at the buzzer to lift Phoenix to a victory over Dallas at American Airlines Center.

The Suns finished the game with an 8-2 kick to snap a two-game losing streak. Booker scored all eight points to finish with a game-high 36 on 12-of-20 shooting.

Spurs 107, Warriors 85

Patty Mills scored 21 points, all in the first half, to lead San Antonio to a victory over reeling Golden State at AT&T Center in a battle between the top teams in the NBA.

The Spurs led by 20 points at halftime and was never threatened in the second half. The win pulled San Antonio within a half-game of Golden State for the top record in the league and the Western Conference.

Bucks 102, Timberwolves 95

Once again, defense saved the day for Milwaukee, who extended its winning streak to a season-high six games with a victory over Minnesota at the Bradley Center.

The Bucks recorded six defensive stops over the final 2:48 to hold off a Timberwolves team that trailed by one point to start the fourth quarter and erased a nine-point deficit to get within two on Ricky Rubio’s jumper with 2:49 to play.

Heat 104, Raptors 89

Dion Waiters scored 20 points as the Miami Heat — the hottest team in the NBA for nearly two months — cruised to a victory over Toronto at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Miami improved to 21-4 since Jan. 17. Toronto is 10-15 since Jan. 17.

Pelicans 125, Hornets 122 (overtime)

Anthony Davis celebrated his 24th birthday in style and New Orleans was the beneficiary.

Davis erupted for 46 points and 21 rebounds and was at his best in the clutch, lifting the Pelicans to an overtime victory over Charlotte at the Spectrum Center.

Cavaliers 116, Magic 104

LeBron James did what he always does — dominate the game — but this time Cleveland followed his lead perfectly.

James had 24 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds in leading a well-balanced attack that beat Orlando Magic and snapped a troubling, three-game losing streak.

Wizards 125, Trail Blazers 124 (OT)

Markieff Morris sank a 17-foot baseline jump shot with .4 of a second remaining in overtime to give Washington a victory over Portland at Moda Center.

John Wall scored 39 points for the Wizards, who won their fifth straight game. Bradley Beal had 26 points and Otto Porter 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who rallied from a 21-point halftime deficit.

Nuggets 105, Kings 92

Gary Harris scored 24 points and Nikola Jokic recorded a double-double, leading Denver to a victory over Sacramento at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, Calif.

Jokic posted 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Nuggets, who have won three of their last four games. Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points. Jamal Murray came off the bench to score 14. (Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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