NBA Wrap: Durant stars as Warriors down Suns

Kevin Durant stole the spotlight on Sunday, scoring 37 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 106-100 win over the Phoenix Suns. 

Durant made 10 of the 16 shots he attempted, went 15 of 16 from the charity stripe, pulled down four rebounds and dished out four assists. 

Durant, who also had four steals to his name, was well supported by reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry, who dropped 28 points to go with three assists. 

An all-round team performance by the Los Angeles Clippers was enough to see them beat the Utah Jazz 88-75. 

Austin Rivers top-scored for the Clippers with 19 points, while Blake Griffin added 18 points and 10 rebounds. 

For the Jazz, George Hill led the way with 18 points. 

The San Antonio Spurs were without LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green, but that didn’t stop them from taking down the Miami Heat 106-99. 

Kawhi Leonard had another strong performance for the Spurs, scoring 27 points, while Pau Gasol recorded a double-double that consisted of 20 points and 11 rebounds. 

Hassan Whiteside was the Heat’s best player, finishing with 27 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. 

Over at The Palace of Auburn Hills, the Detroit Pistons cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 98-83. 

Andre Drummond starred for the Pistons as he hit 20 points on eight of 16 shooting to go with 23 rebounds and three blocks. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo was the Bucks’ top-scorer with 17 points. He also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out eight assists. 

Russell Westbrook wreaked havoc on the Los Angeles Lakers as his triple-double saw the Oklahoma City Thunder triumph 113-96. 

Westbrook sank 33 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and recorded 16 assists as the Lakers were completely outclassed. 

Julius Randle and D’Angelo Russell scored 20 points apiece for the Lakers. 

Meanwhile, the Memphis Grizzlies secured their second win of the season after defeating the Washington Wizards 112-103 in overtime. 

Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley finished with 24 points and 11 assists, while Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol added 22 and 20 points respectively. 

John Wall put up a strong performance despite his side’s loss as he scored 22 points to go with 13 assists. 

The Dallas Mavericks are still searching for their first win following a narrow 93-92 loss to the Houston Rockets

Harden guided the Rockets to victory as he ended the game with 28 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. 

Wesley Matthews had 25 points for the Mavericks, but it all went in vain as his side were handed their third consecutive loss. 

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