Russell Westbrook got his 15th triple-double of the season by the midpoint of the third quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Miami Heat 106-94 on Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to four games.
Tobias Harris scored 21 points to help Detroit snap a five-game losing streak by beating Cleveland 106-90 in the NBA on Monday night while LeBron James sat out.
The Cleveland Cavaliers received a couple of Christmas gifts from game officials in their thrilling 109-108 holiday triumph over the Golden State Warriors, the NBA said Monday.
Kyrie Irving dropped a fadeaway jumper over Klay Thompson with 3.4 seconds left as the Cleveland Cavaliers came back to beat Golden State just as they did last June in the NBA Finals, 109-108 on Sunday.
Cleveland Cavaliers' Kay Felder, right, shoots under pressure from Brooklyn Nets' Anthony Bennett, second from right, in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland, Friday, Dec. 23.
Russell Westbrook had his 14th triple-double of the season and his third straight 40-point game, finishing with 45 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-112 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
The votes are in, and labor peace in the NBA is virtually assured for several years.
On the LPGA Tour, teens aren't afraid of the moment. Lydia Ko, 19, and Brooke Henderson, 18, went to a playoff to decide the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. And on the first extra hole, Henderson stood with a 7-iron in her hands, 158 yards from the hole.
Chris Paul scored 19 points before injuring his left hamstring to lead the Clippers to a win over the Spurs.
Former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl is harshly critical of New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in an unsparing new memoir in which he calls the player a "user of people."