Westbrook, Thunder rip Nuggets

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 32 points, Kevin Martin had 20 and the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped Denver’s six-game winning streak by beating the Nuggets 117-97 on Wednesday night.

Kevin Durant added 20 points and tied his career high with five steals as NBA-best Oklahoma City led wire-to-wire for just the second time this season.

The Thunder opened a 16-point lead in the first quarter and remained in control throughout, pulling their starters for the fourth quarter with a 25-point edge. Denver mounted an 11-0 run against Oklahoma City’s last five but that still only cut the deficit to 101-84.

Kosta Koufos had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the Nuggets, who fell to 3-6 this season in the second game of a back-to-back set.

Spurs 103, Grizzlies 82: In San Antonio, Tony Parker had 17 points and 11 assists and Tim Duncan added 19 points for the Spurs.

The Spurs shot 58 percent from the field in becoming just the third team to score more than 100 points against the Grizzlies.Boris Diaw added 14, Kawhi Leonard 13 and Tiago Splitter 10 for San Antonio (30-11).

Rudy Gay scored 17 points as all five starters scored in double figures for Memphis.

Mavericks 105, Rockets 100: In Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points, O.J. Mayo hit two tiebreaking free throws and the Mavericks held off a Jeremy Lin-led surge to beat the Houston Rockets.

Lin and James Harden combined to score the last 18 points for the Rockets, who erased an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit and got even at 97. After Elton Brand blocked a layup attempt by Harden, Mayo hit both free throws after getting fouled on a layup at the other end.

Lin had a chance to tie the score on free throws, but missed the second of two. The Rockets got one more chance, but Harden couldn’t get a good look at a layup. Nowitzki then hit two free throws for a 101-98 lead.

Harden finished with 20 points and Lin had 19.

Hawks 109, Nets 95: In Atlanta, Jeff Teague had a career-high 28 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia finished two assists shy of a triple-double for the short-handed Hawks.

Pachulia had 13 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high eight assists. Al Horford had 17 points and 13 rebounds.

Brook Lopez had 22 points for the Nets, who lost for only the second time in 11 games under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.

Bulls 107, Raptors 105, OT: In Toronto, Luol Deng hit a tiebreaking jump shot with 3 seconds left in overtime and the Chicago Bulls beat Toronto in overtime.

Carlos Boozer had a season-high 36 points and 12 rebounds, and Joakim Noah added 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls.

Deng scored 19 points and Richard Hamilton had 15 for Chicago.

Alan Anderson fouled out with 27 points, matching his career-high, and Kyle Lowry had 26 as Toronto lost its third straight.

Magic 97, Pacers 86: In Orlando, Fla., Nikola Vucevic had 16 points and 15 rebounds to help the Magic snap a six-game home losing streak.

Orlando has won two of its past three, having also slipped past the red hot Los Angeles Clippers last week. It was the Magic’s first home victory since Dec. 19.

The Magic led by as many as 22 points.

Paul George had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Indiana.