Westbrook shines for Thunder

Westbrook scored 29 points – including 15 in the final quarter – and dished out 12 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds, to help condemn the Timberwolves to a seventh loss in eight games.

The Detroit Pistons suffered their ninth straight loss, going down 118-99 to the Portland Trail Blazers. Damian Lillard had 28 points and LaMarcus Aldridge 22 in the winning cause.

Boston rallied from an 11-point deficit to defeat the Orlando Magic 95-88, Evan Turner’s 30 points propelling the Celtics to a third straight win, and Kenneth Faried had 24 points and 17 rebounds as the Denver Nuggets beat the Golden State Warriors 114-103.

Toronto ended a 16-game skid against Miami with a 102-92 victory over the Heat. Kyle Lowry poured in 19 points and DeMar DeRozan 18 for the Raptors, with Dwyane Wade’s 25 points not enough for the Miami cause.

Charlotte hit back from a 19-point first-half deficit to topple the Chicago Bulls 101-91. Gerald Henderson contributed 20 points and Mo Williams 18 as the Hornets dominated the second half 49-31.

Dallas thrashed the Los Angeles Clippers 129-99, Chandler Parsons scoring 22 points for the Mavericks, while Robert Covington’s 24 points helped the Philadelphia 76ers battle from 18 points behind to overcome the Sacramento Kings 114-107 and Paul Millsap scored 23 points as the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks saw off the Phoenix Suns 96-87.