Russell Westbrook sat down for good midway through the third quarter while Oklahoma City was in the midst of missing 24 consecutive shots to trail Washington by 34 points as Bradley Beal and John Wall carried the Wizards to a 120-98 victory over the Thunder on Monday night.
Westbrook entered the game leading the NBA in scoring average at 31.2 and third in assists at 10.2 per game, along with a total of 26 triple-doubles, but he finished with only 17 points — equaling his second-lowest total of the season — on 5-for-19 shooting. He had four assists and four rebounds.
Celtics 111, Mavericks 98: Isaiah Thomas had 29 points and eight assists, backcourt mate Marcus Smart added 19 points against his hometown team and Boston beat Dallas.
Grizzlies 112, Nets 103: Mike Conley scored 32 points, Marc Gasol had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and Memphis beat Brooklyn. Brook Lopez and Spencer Dinwiddie each had 17 points as the Nets lost their 13th straight overall and 15th straight at home to set a new franchise record for futility.
Spurs 110, Pacers 106: Kawhi Leonard scored 32 points and San Antonio clinched its NBA-record 20th consecutive winning season. The Spurs (42-13) broke a tie with the Utah Jazz, who had 19 straight winning seasons from 1985-2004.
76ers 105, Hornets 99: Dario Saric had 18 points and 11 rebounds off the bench, and Philadelphia beat Charlotte for its third straight win. Kemba Walker scored 29 points for the Hornets.
Magic 116, Heat 107: Evan Fournier scored 24 points and Orlando beat Miami to snap a four-game losing streak.
Bucks 102, Pistons 89: Greg Monroe had 25 points and 13 rebounds and Milwaukee beat Detroit.
Nuggets 132, Warriors 110: Nikola Jokic got his second career triple-double (17 points, 21 rebounds, 12 assists) and Denver tied an NBA record with 24 3-pointers. The Nuggets tied the 3-point mark set by the Rockets in December against New Orleans. They missed two 3-pointers in the final minute.
Clippers 88, Jazz 72: Blake Griffin had 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and Los Angeles rolled over Utah.
Pelicans 110, Suns 108: Anthony Davis scored six consecutive New Orleans points, the last two the go-ahead rebound basket with 40.3 seconds to play, and New Orleans escaped with a victory over Phoenix.
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