Wizards 102, Thunder 96
Beginning what could be a significant stretch without All-Star point guard John Wall, host Washington got 25 points from Otto Porter Jr., limited Russell Westbrook to 13 and stopped Oklahoma City’s eight-game win streak with a victory over Oklahoma.
Bradley Beal had 21 points and nine assists for Washington, which announced about 7½ hours before tipoff that Wall will have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Wednesday.
Paul George had 28 points for Oklahoma City, but zero in the fourth quarter. Carmelo Anthony scored 19, but he missed three shots in the final 30 seconds. Westbrook wound up with 10 assists, six rebounds and seven turnovers and made only 5 of 18 shots.
Knicks 111, Nets 95
Kristaps Porzingis scored 28 points, Enes Kanter had 20 points, 20 rebounds and five assists, and the host Knicks completed a New York City sweep of the Brooklyn Nets.
The Knicks returned home from their longest road trip of the season in new uniforms but their same old dominance of the Nets, with their fourth victory in four tries this season. They dominated the interior again and swept the series for the first time since 2010-11 — before the rivals shared the same city.
Kanter was 8 of 10 from the field and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 15 points for the Knicks.
Raptors 109, Timberwolves 104
DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 points and 11 rebounds and host Toronto rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Minnesota.
Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka each scored 15 points and Jakob Poeltl had six of his 12 points in the fourth quarter as the Raptors won their 14th straight home meeting with the Timberwolves.
Jimmy Butler scored 25 points, Andrew Wiggins had 15 and Jeff Teague and Gorgiu Dieng each finished with 14 but the Timberwolves lost for the fourth time in five games.
Trailing 80-78 to begin the fourth, Toronto tied it on a fast break dunk by Norman Powell. Wiggins replied with a layup, but Poeltl’s layup sparked a 12-2 Raptors run over the next three minutes, putting Toronto up 92-84 with 7:46 remaining.
Wiggins made his first 3 with 1:01 left, capping a 7-0 Minnesota spurt that cut the gap to two, 103-101. Following a Toronto timeout, DeRozan’s short jumper pushed the lead back to four points.
Wiggins missed a 3 with 21 seconds left and DeRozan was fouled after grabbing the rebound. He and Valanciunas each made a pair of free throws in the final seconds.
Kings 114, Pelicans 103
Zach Randolph scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Sacramento beat host New Orleans.
Kosta Koufos had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Kings, who were able to exploit the absence of Pelicans All-Star and former King DeMarcus Cousins by getting double-doubles from both of their starting big men.
Rookie De’Aaron Fox and reserve guard Garrett Temple, a former LSU player, each scored 15 for the Kings, who’ve won three of their last four games.
Rockets 114, Magic 107
James Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double as short-handed host Houston beat Orlando.
Harden scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to eclipse the 57 points Calvin Murphy scored in 1978 to break Houston’s single-game scoring record. After Harden broke the record, cameras in the arena showed a shot of Murphy, who works on the television broadcast team, smiling and clapping for the Beard, who also had 10 rebounds and 11 assists.
The game was tied at 107 after a basket by Marreese Speights with just under four minutes to play. Neither team scored for more than two minutes after that before Harden took over, scoring the next six points to make it 113-107 with 45 seconds left.
He set the scoring mark when he stepped back and made a 3-pointer before crashing to the court after being fouled by Mario Hezonja. He then made the free throw to give him 60 points and bringing the crowd to its feet.
NBA: Otto Porter Jr. leads Wizards to win over Thunder
Wizards 102, Thunder 96