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Russell Westbrook gets Thunder home in NBA

AAP logoAAP 5/12/2016 Cliff Brunt

Russell Westbrook has become the first NBA player since Michael Jordan to record five consecutive triple-doubles as Oklahoma City beat New Orleans 101-92.

Westbrook finished with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists, the Thunder having won all five games during the star's triple-double stretch.

It was Westbrook's 10th triple-double of the season and the 47th of his career.

Jordan had seven straight triple-doubles in 1989, a run that included 10 in 11 games.

Enes Kanter had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Victor Oladipo added 15 points for the Thunder.

Anthony Davis, the NBA's leading scorer, had 37 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans.

Oklahoma City led 49-41 at halftime, by which time Westbrook had 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists, while Davis had 24 points and 10 rebounds.

Buddy Hield drained a three-pointer to cut Oklahoma City's lead to four with just under two minutes to go, but Westbrook matched it with 51.3 seconds to go to bump the Thunder's lead back to 99-92.

Earlier, Serge Ibaka scored 21 points and blocked four shots to help Orlando to a 98-92 road win over Detroit.

Pistons guard Reggie Jackson made his season debut after missing Detroit's first 21 games with knee tendonitis, scoring 18 points in 23 minutes.

Meanwhile, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony each scored 20 points as the New York Knicks held off the Sacramento Kings 106-98 for their eighth win in 11 games.

In the late game Paul George and C.J. Miles returned to help the Indiana Pacers rally past the Los Angeles Clippers with just their second road win of the season.

Thaddeus Young scored 17 points and George added 16 after missing four of the last five games in the Pacers' 111-102 victory on Sunday night that gave them a sweep of the season series for the first time since 2013-14.

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