NBA: Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook destroys Boston, New York's Derrick Rose torches LA Lakers

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook going up for a dunk against the Boston Celtics, during their NBA game on Dec 11, 2016.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook going up for a dunk against the Boston Celtics, during their NBA game on Dec 11, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS/USA TODAY SPORTS

OKLAHOMA CITY (REUTERS) - Russell Westbrook scored 37 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 99-96 victory over the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association on Sunday, though his streak of consecutive triple-doubles ended at seven games.

Westbrook shot 14 of 26 to go along with 12 rebounds and six assists. He hit one of two free throws in the final seconds to push the margin to three points before Boston's Marcus Smart missed a 3-point attempt that would have tied the score.

Steven Adams finished with 16 points and eight rebounds, and Enes Kanter came off the bench to score 14 points for the Thunder.

Al Horford paced the Celtics with 19 points and six rebounds, and Boston's Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley each posted 18 points.

In other NBA games on Sunday:

Warriors 116 Timberwolves 108

Golden State rallied past Minnesota to preserve their NBA-record, 111-game streak without consecutive losses.

One night after a road loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, the Warriors put together a big fourth quarter to fend off the Timberwolves. The Warriors trailed by 10 after three quarters but outscored Minnesota 38-20 in the fourth. Klay Thompson scored 12 of his 30 points during a 25-4 Golden State spurt to start the final period.

Kevin Durant added 22 points and eight rebounds. Stephen Curry had 22 points and nine assists, and Draymond Green scored 18 for the Warriors. Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 25 points and 18 rebounds, and Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine also scored 25 points for the Wolves.

76ers 97 Pistons 79

T.J. McConnell was one assist shy of a triple-double in his first start of the season as Philadelphia beat Detroit.

Starting in place of Sergio Rodriguez, McConnell had 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists for the 76ers, who won back-to-back games for only the second time this season following a win at New Orleans on Thursday. Robert Covington added 16 points and seven rebounds for the 76ers.

Marcus Morris scored a game-high 28 points in defeat for the Pistons.

Pelicans 120 Suns 119 (OT)

Jrue Holiday scored 16 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Tim Frazier posted his first career triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists as New Orleans rallied from 15 points down in the third quarter to beat Phoenix.

The Pelicans snapped a five-game losing streak and won for the first time since Nov 29 despite getting only 14 points from Anthony Davis, well below his league-leading average of 31.4 per game. Davis added a team-high 12 rebounds.

Eric Bledsoe had 32 points and eight assists before fouling out in overtime for the Suns, who missed a chance at their second set of back-to-back wins this year. Tyson Chandler had 14 points and 21 rebounds for Phoenix.

Knicks 118 Lakers 112

Derrick Rose returned to the New York line-up and torched the Los Angeles backcourt for 25 points. He had missed the previous two games with back pain but hit 12 of 16 shots from the field against the Lakers.

On an off night for Carmelo Anthony (13 points on four-of-16 shooting), Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks in scoring with 26 points, adding 12 rebounds and seven blocked shots.

Brandon Jennings came off the bench to score 19 crucial points for the Knicks (14-10). It is the first time New York are four games over .500 since Phil Jackson was hired as president of basketball operations in March 2014.

Lou Williams led the Lakers with 24 points.