OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Kevin Durant scored 29 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 131-108 win Sunday over the Los Angeles Clippers, who were without All-Star Blake Griffin.
The Clippers announced before the game that Griffin will be out indefinitely because of a staph infection in his right elbow. Without him, the Clippers fell to their most lopsided loss of the season.
Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and rookie Mitch McGary had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder.
Memphis point guard Mike Conley had 21 points and six assists, and Marc Gasol finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Grizzlies beat the Atlanta Hawks 94-88.
The game was level at 86-86 after Mike Scott’s 3-pointer with 3:24 left before Memphis scored the next eight points to put away the game.
Zach Randolph had 11 points and 15 rebounds, while Kosta Koufos finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.
Kevin Love scored a season-high 32 points for Cleveland and LeBron James flirted with a triple-double as the Cavaliers quickly got back to winning with a 120-105 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Cavs had their 12-game winning streak broken Friday, a run that started when they beat the Lakers on Jan. 15. This time, Love made five 3-pointers in the second quarter and two more in the third as Cleveland opened a 26-point lead.
James scored 22 with 10 rebounds and eight assists in three quarters.
At Toronto, James Johnson scored a season-high 20 points in his return to the starting lineup and DeMar DeRozan had 18 as the Raptors beat the Spurs 87-82 to deny San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich his 1,000th career victory.
Amir Johnson added 15 points, Kyle Lowry 12 and Jonas Valanciunas had a season-high 16 rebounds as Toronto improved to 8-2 at home against Western Conference opponents.