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Thunder Maintain League-Best Record With Win, Spurs & Mavericks Win as Well – The Sports Report 1/17/13

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Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant led the Oklahoma City Thunder to an easy win over the Denver Nuggets last night to improve their league-best record to 31-8. The Dallas Mavericks just got past the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs toppled the Memphis Grizzlies. We’ve also got your college round ball scores from last night.


ORLANDO 97, Indiana 86… The Magic took care of the Pacers to snap their six game home losing streak. Nikola Vucevic scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Orlando had four other players score in double figures.

Chicago 107 – TORONTO 105 (OT)… Luol Deng hit the decisive jumper with 3 seconds left in overtime as the Bulls outlasted the Raptors. Carlos Boozer pumped in a season-high 36 points and brought down 12 rebounds. Joakim Noah had 16 points and 14 boards.

ATLANTA 109 – Brooklyn 95… Jeff Teague scored a career-high 28 points and dished out 11 assists as the Hawks dealt the Nets their first loss in eight games. Al Horford powered his way to 17 points and 13 rebounds. Zaza Pachulia finished with 13 points and 11 boards.

New Orleans 90 – BOSTON 78… The Hornets won their sixth in seven games and rookie Austin Rivers won his first NBA game against his father’s-coached Celtics. Greivis Vasquez had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Anthony Davis added 10 points and 10 boards.

OKLAHOMA CITY 117 – Denver 97… The Thunder led start to finish in their pounding of the Nuggets. Russell Westbrook put them on the right track by scoring half of his 32 points in the first quarter. Kevin Durant and Kevin Martin added 20 points apiece.

DALLAS 105 – Houston 100… The Mavericks recovered to down the Rockets after blowing an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit. Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points to lead a balanced scoring attack. Elton Brand had 11 points and 10 boards.

SAN ANTONIO 103 – Memphis 82… The Spurs shook off a slow start to pound the Grizzlies and win their 13th straight at home. They held Memphis to 28 second-half points. Tim Duncan scored 19 points to lead five players in double figures. Tony Parker added 17 points and 11 assists.

Cleveland 93 – PORTLAND 88… The Cavaliers got 31 points from Kyrie Irving in downing the Trail Blazers for their first win in five games. Tristan Thompson had a huge night with 19 points and 15 boards.

SACRAMENTO 95 – Washington 94… Tyreke Evans made a tiebreaking free throw with 11.4 seconds left and finished with 21 points in sending the Spurs past the Wizards. John Salmons and DeMarcus Cousins also had 21 points for Sacramento. Cousins added rebounds.

Miami 92 – GOLDEN STATE 75… The Heat handled the Warriors on a milestone night for LeBron James. James became James became the youngest player in league history to score 20,000 points and also surpassed 5,000 assists in a 25-point, 10-assist effort. Four other players were in double figures for Miami.


  • New York is at Detroit…
  • Minnesota hosts the L.A. Clippers
  • Milwaukee is at Phoenix…
  • the L.A. Lakers host Miami


  • #13 Butler 62, Richmond 47…
  • MARYLAND 51, #14 North Carolina State 50…
  • UNLV 82, #15 SAN DIEGO STATE 75…
  • #16 Kansas State 67, TCU 54…
  • #17 MISSOURI 79, Georgia 62…
  • #18 MICHIGAN STTE 81, Penn State 72…
  • #19 New Mexico 79, BOISE STATE 74…
  • #25 MARQUETTE 69, Seton Hall 62…


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