NBA: Whiteside sparks Miami's comeback victory over Houston

Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat during a game against the Houston Rockets on Nov 1, 2015, in Miami, Florida.
Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat during a game against the Houston Rockets on Nov 1, 2015, in Miami, Florida. PHOTO: AFP

Miami (AFP) - Hassan Whiteside scored 25 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 109-89 come-from-behind victory over the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association on Sunday.

Guard Dwyane Wade finished with 20 points for the Heat, who trailed by as many as 21 early in the third period and erased a 19-point half-time deficit, outscoring the Rockets 31-12 in the third quarter.

Elsewhere, forward Kevin Durant scored 25 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder moved to 3-0 with a 117-93 victory over the Denver Nuggets at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

In Boston, the San Antonio Spurs beat the Celtics 95-87.