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NBA Wrap-up: Russell Westbrook hits triple-double as Lakers claim OT victory over Raptors

76ers, Celtics, Nets, Heat, Suns all win

Russell Westbrook recorded a triple-double for the Los Angeles Lakers as they ended a three-game losing run with a 128-123 OT win over the Toronto Raptors.

Despite receiving criticism from various quarters for his reduced contribution since joining the Lakers, Russell Westbrook put up one of his most complete performances for the side.

LeBron James led the scoring in the game with 35 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Russell Westbrook also dropped 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the game. It was his 10th triple-double of the season and the 194th of his career.

James Harden and Joel Embiid led the Philadelphia 76ers to a 111-101 win over the Dallas Mavericks in their NBA clash. Embiid led the scoring for the 76ers with 32 points, while Harden recorded 24 points and 13 assists.

New York Knicks defeated the Washington Wizards 100-97. Julius Randle led the scoring for the Knicks with 18 points and 17 rebounds. RJ Barrett also contributed 18 points for the Knicks.

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Atlanta Hawks picked up a 120-105 win over the Memphis Grizzlies despite being without Trae Young. Bogdan Bogdanovic led the scoring with a season-high tally of 30 points, and Ja Morant scored 29 points for the Grizzlies.

Brooklyn Nets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 128-123 in their NBA clash. Kevin Durant led the scoring in the game with 38 points, while Seth Curry contributed 27 points for the Nets in the game.

Cleveland Cavaliers picked up a 119-116 OT win over the Denver Nuggets. Lauri Markkanen led the scoring with 31 points and 10 rebounds, Evan Mobley finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Darius Garland scored 25 points and 14 assists.

Miami Heat defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 120-108. Tyler Herro led the scoring with 26 points in the game and Bam Adebayo scored 19 points. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the scoring for the Thunder with 26 points.

Indiana Pacers defeated Houston Rockets 121-118. Malcolm Brogdon led the scoring with 25 points and Goga Bitadze scored 23 points. Christian Wood scored 32 points for the Rockets.

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New Orleans Pelicans defeated the San Antonio Spurs 124-91. CJ McCollum led the scoring with 20 points for the Pelicans, Naji Marshall scored 18 points and Jonas Valanciunas scored 16 points.

Utah Jazz defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 121-92 in their NBA encounter. Jared Butler and Jordan Clarkson contributed 21 and 20 points, respectively, and Rudy Gobert recorded 19 points and 16 rebounds.

Boston Celtics defeated the Sacramento Kings 126-97. Jayson Tatum led the scoring for the Celtics with 32 points, and Jaylen Brown scored 30 points in the game. Domantas Sabonis scored 30 points for the Kings.

Phoenix Suns continued their dominance of the regular season with a 129-102 win over the Chicago Bulls. Devin Booker led the scoring with 28 points and DeAndre Ayton contributed 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Salahudeen Sulayman

Sulayman is a sports enthusiast and budding Sports writer. You can reach him on Twitter @Sulayman_Salah

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