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NBA: Westbrook triple-double streak ends

But Thunder still triumph; Cavs fall

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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma City — Russell Westbrook had 28 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder roll past the Sacramento Kings 110-94 on Saturday.

The Thunder won their fifth straight – the longest current streak in the NBA – and moved into a tie for fifth place in the Western Conference, pending the result of the Los Angeles Clippers’ game against Cleveland later Saturday.

Westbrook had a triple-double in each of the first four games of the streak to raise his season total to 34. He needs seven more in Oklahoma City’s final 13 games to tie Oscar Robertson for the NBA single-season record, set during the 1961-62 season.

Georgios Papagiannis had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Sacramento, which had a two-game winning streak snapped.

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kay Felder goes for a rebound during their NBA game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. The Clippers won, 108-78.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kay Felder goes for a rebound during their NBA game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. The Clippers won, 108-78. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

CLIPPERS 108, CAVALIERS 78

In Los Angeles, Blake Griffin scored 23 points as Los Angeles capitalized on the Cavaliers’ decision to rest their top three players with an easy victory over Cleveland.

LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving sat out for the Cavaliers and the Clippers snapped their three-game losing streak by feasting on the defending champions’ supporting cast.

J.J. Redick added 16 points for the Clippers, who rested Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan for the entire fourth quarter while their reserves turned a comfortable win into a blowout.

Griffin sat out Thursday’s loss at Denver to rest and he poured in 13 points in the third quarter while Los Angeles pulled away.

Richard Jefferson scored 12 to lead the Cavs in their lowest-scoring game of the season.

GRIZZLIES 104, SPURS 96

In Memphis, Mike Conley had 19 points, seven rebounds and six assists while Zach Randolph added 18 points as Memphis extended its winning streak to four by beating San Antonio.

The Grizzlies held an 89-86 lead with 5:45 left then went on a 9-1 rally to match their biggest advantage of the game at 98-87 on a three-point play by Marc Gasol with 2:30 left.

Not long afterward, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sent his reserves in.

Gasol had 16 points and seven assists for Memphis.

Kawhi Leonard led the Spurs with 22 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and nine rebounds. San Antonio lost its second straight.

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