Russell Westbrook paced five Thunder players in double figures with 23 points and seven assists as Oklahoma City thumped the Toronto Raptors, 104-92, on Sunday at Air Canada Centre. Kevin Durant netted 22 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go with seven rebounds and seven assists, while Serge Ibaka added 19 points and eight boards for the Thunder, who have won two straight since a loss to Brooklyn on Wednesday and five of six overall. Kevin Martin scored 16 points and Nick Collison donated 10 and eight rebounds in the triumph. Alan Anderson posted 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting, while Amir Johnson added 19 and nine boards in the setback for Toronto, which has lost two straight since a three-game winning streak. DeMar DeRozan and Jose Calderon gave 11 and 10 points, respectively, in a losing cause.
Final Score: Miami 99, Washington 71
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - LeBron James netted a game-high 24 points and handed out seven assists as the Miami Heat easily dropped the Washington Wizards, 99-71, on Sunday at American Airlines Arena. Ray Allen knocked down 8-of-12 from the floor en route to 20 points and six rebounds, while Chris Bosh added 17 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for the Heat, who have won three of their last four. Dwyane Wade hit 7-of-14 from the field for 14 points to go with seven rebounds and Mike Miller contributed 13 points off the bench in the triumph. Kevin Seraphin scored 14 points and Cartier Martin donated 13 points for the Wizards, who have lost five straight since a win over Orlando on Dec. 28. Martell Webster gave 10 points and six rebounds in a losing effort.
Final Score: Charlotte 108, Detroit 101 (OT)
Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - Kemba Walker made big plays late in a 20- point scoring effort and the Charlotte Bobcats avoided another losing streak by beating the Pistons, 108-101, in overtime at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Walker scored on a floater in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime and gave Charlotte a six-point cushion in the extra session with a reverse layup to seal the victory and deny the Pistons of their first five- game winning streak since 2009. Bismack Biyombo totaled 10 points and 17 rebounds, while Ben Gordon and Ramon Sessions put forth strong efforts off the bench with 18 and 15 points, respectively, in the Bobcats' second win in three games. Tayshaun Prince scored a game-high 21 points to go along with seven boards for the Pistons, who received 18 points apiece from Greg Monroe and Rodney Stuckey. Monroe also finished with 14 rebounds and six assists in the defeat.
Final Score: Memphis 92, Phoenix 81
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Zach Randolph had 21 points and eight rebounds to lead the Memphis Grizzlies past the Phoenix Suns, 92-81, at US Airways Center. Rudy Gay followed with 20 points and Marc Gasol filled the stat sheet with 10 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three blocks for the Grizzlies, who have won three of their last five. P.J. Tucker finished with 17 points and five rebounds for Phoenix, which has dropped two straight and eight of nine overall. Marcin Gortat was the only other member of the Suns to score in double digits with 12 points.
Final Score: Denver 112, LA Lakers 105
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Ty Lawson tallied a double-double with 21 points and 10 assists to help the Denver Nuggets take a 112-105 decision over the Los Angeles Lakers. Danilo Gallinari gave 20 points and six boards, while Andre Miller contributed 12 points and 10 assists. JaVale McGee posted 17 points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks in the Nuggets' fifth win in seven games. Meanwhile, the reeling Lakers have dropped four of five following their season-long five-game winning streak. Kobe Bryant scored 18 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn't enough to prevent Los Angeles from its 18th loss in 33 games. Dwight Howard and Steve Nash each posted double-doubles in the loss. Howard scored 14 points and tied a career- high with 26 rebounds to go along with four blocks and Nash finished with 10 points and 13 assists.