ATLANTA — Welcome to the club, Russell Westbrook.

Not bad company.

Not bad at all.

Westbrook became the fourth player in NBA history to record 100 triple-doubles and sparked a 16-0 run down the stretch that carried the Oklahoma City Thunder to their fourth straight victory, 119-107 over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

Westbrook scored 32 points, dished out 12 assists and grabbed 12 rebounds , joining an exclusive group that includes Oscar Robertson (181 triple-doubles), Magic Johnson (138) and Jason Kidd (107).

"Oh man, just an unbelievable blessing," Westbrook said. "I give thanks to the man above just for allowing me to go out and play the game I love each and every night. I never take it for granted."

He became the third-fastest player to reach the milestone. Robertson needed just 277 games to get No. 100, while Magic Johnson accomplished the feat in his 656th game. Westbrook had played 736 games in his career.

"The group of guys that's ahead are Hall of Famers," Westbrook said. "I'm just happy to be a part of the crew with those guys."

Atlanta's Taurean Prince knocked down a 3-pointer to tie it at 103 with 5:15 remaining. Led by Westbrook and Jerami Grant, the Thunder dominated the rest of the way.

Westbrook scored seven points, getting to the line over and over again, while Grant knocked down a 3 and converted a three-point play — both off assists by Westbrook. Carmelo Anthony capped the deciding run with his sixth 3-pointer of the game.

Westbrook received a big cheer from the Atlanta crowd when he grabbed his 10th rebound with 2:38 remaining, locking up the historic triple-double.

Anthony finished with 21 points, while Grant chipped in with 20, helping to make up for the loss of Paul George with a groin injury.

Having accepted a complementary role on a team that belongs to Westbrook, Anthony is reveling in the accomplishments of his teammate.

"What it takes to do that on a night-in, night-out basis, the focus that you have to have, the intensity that you have to play with," Anthony said. "For me, being able to be a part of that, be alongside him, it's a special moment. It's something that we should all appreciate, moments like this, and appreciate what we have and who we have."

Prince led the Hawks with 25 points.

But Atlanta, which lost its fourth straight game and remains tied with Orlando for the worst record in the Eastern Conference, had no answer for Westbrook.

"We really wanted to show him a crowd, show him a lot of bodies," coach Mike Budenholzer said. "When Carmelo started hitting those 3s, that hurt a lot, when he started teeing them up. Then you feel a little hesitant to show a crowd, and Westbrook's starting to get a little more penetration, getting more to the rim, getting to the free-throw line more. That's why they're a good team."


Thunder: George went down hard on a foul in the third quarter, landing awkwardly, and didn't play at all in the final period. Coach Billy Donovan said he will be re-evaluated on Wednesday to determine the extent of the groin injury, but stressed that the Thunder would be cautious with his treatment and recovery. George finished with 12 points. ... Center Steven Adams sat out the game with a left hip contusion. Dakari Johnson started in his place but played just seven minutes, scoring three points with two rebounds.

Hawks: Budenholzer received a technical foul for complaining about a no-call late in the first quarter. He took several steps onto the court, continuing to gripe, until referee Nick Buchert finally cut him off: "Mike, you've made your point." ... The Hawks outrebounded the Thunder 47-38. ... Damion Lee had 13 points in his NBA debut after signing a 10-day contract earlier in the day. ... After trailing by 11 early in the game, Atlanta bounced back to lead 66-54 at halftime. But the Thunder erased the deficit in the first 4 1/2 minutes of the third quarter.


With the Hawks in the midst of a massive rebuilding job, it definitely helps to keep a roster handy.

That's about the only way to keep up with an ever-changing lineup.

At one point in the second quarter, the Hawks sent out a group that included three first-year players — Lee, John Collins and Tyler Dorsey — along with Isaiah Taylor, who had played all of four NBA games before this season. Dewayne Dedmon was the only experienced player on the court.

76ERS 101, PACERS 98

PHILADELPHIA — In a playoff-like atmosphere with their leading scorer struggling, the Indiana Pacers showed they still have what it takes to win on the road.

Myles Turner scored 25 points, including two clutch free throws with 21.5 seconds remaining, and Indiana beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-98 on Tuesday night in a possible Eastern Conference playoff preview.

Thaddeus Young added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the surprising Pacers (40-28), who overcame an off shooting night by Victor Oladipo to win their third straight and improve to a season-high 12 games over .500. They were coming off a 99-97 victory at Boston on Sunday night.

"Great resiliency, great job of being road tough," Oladipo said.

Joel Embiid had 29 points and 12 rebounds and Ben Simmons finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the 76ers (36-30), who had won 13 straight home games.

"It's frustrating but we will learn from it and get better," Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said.

The Pacers and upstart 76ers could meet in the first round of the playoffs — and the game had some intensity reminiscent of a postseason matchup. Indiana began the day in third in the East, two games in front of sixth-place Philadelphia. The 76ers are aiming for their first postseason berth since 2012.

"We knew it was going to be physical," Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. "It's that time of the season. Everybody was ready."

The Pacers looked poised to close it out when they had the ball with a three-point lead in the final seconds, but Oladipo committed an offensive foul in Indiana's backcourt. Embiid then had a tying 3-point attempt go off the front of the rim.

The Pacers led throughout the second half, but they had a hard time separating themselves from Philadelphia. A key sequence came with just under four minutes left when Trevor Booker blocked Embiid's short jumper and Oladipo drained a 3-pointer from the right wing to make it 97-89 with 3:18 remaining.

Oladipo, who was averaging 23.8 points coming into the night, finished with 11 points on 4-for-21 shooting, including 1 for 4 from 3-point range.


The Pacers lost Domantas Sabonis with just under two minutes left in the third quarter when Embiid tumbled into him while trying to grab a rebound. Sabonis limped to the locker room with an ankle injury. McMillan said after the game that X-rays were negative.


The game got heated at several moments, including right after Sabonis went down.

Following a Pacers timeout, Embiid appeared to have words with McMillan.

Embiid then picked up a technical with 44.2 seconds left in the period for shoving Lance Stephenson in the back after Stephenson converted a layup.

Earlier, Stephenson took exception to a hard foul by Simmons with 7:53 left in the second quarter, angrily getting up and pointing at Simmons.


Tight end Brent Celek was seated courtside next to former Philadelphia Eagles teammates Brian Westbrook and Freddie Mitchell. Celek was released by the Eagles on Tuesday after 11 seasons with the organization. He received a loud ovation when he was introduced on the videoboard.


Pacers: Booker, who averaged 4.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 33 games with the 76ers this season before signing with Indiana on March 3, had five points and six rebounds in 17 minutes. ... Indiana has won 14 of its last 17 contests in Philadelphia.

76ers: Brown said before the game that no decision has been made on whether Markelle Fultz would play the remainder of the season. The top pick in the 2017 draft has played just four games due to right shoulder rehabilitation. ... Philadelphia (75) had 20 fewer shot attempts than the Pacers (95). ...The 76ers also had 21 turnovers to Indiana's nine.


WASHINGTON — Minnesota star Karl-Anthony Towns recovered from a shot to the mouth that left him down on the court and finished with 37 points and 10 rebounds.

Towns shot 13 for 17, including making all three of his 3-point attempts, and showed no ill effects after getting knocked in the face with about a minute left in the first half.

A 20-3 run capped by an inside basket from Andrew Wiggins off Towns' assist put Minnesota up 105-98 with less than 5 1/2 minutes to go. After the Wizards got within 111-109, Towns sank a corner 3 with 29 seconds left to push the visitors' lead back up to five.

Markieff Morris led Washington with a season-high 27 points, and Bradley Beal added 19.


PHOENIX — LeBron James had 28 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists for his 69th career triple-double, powering the Cavaliers to the wire-to-wire victory.

James is averaging a triple-double over his last 15 games.

Jordan Clarkson scored 23 points and Kyle Korver had 22 for the Cavaliers, who bounced back from losses to the Clippers and Lakers with a dominating victory. Korver went 5 for 6 from 3-point range in his first start of the season.

T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson scored 19 apiece and Devin Booker added 17 for the Suns, losers of six straight and 21 of their last 23.


NEW YORK — Jonas Valanciunas had 26 points and 14 rebounds, and Toronto earned its ninth straight win.

DeMar DeRozan and reserve Fred VanVleet scored 15 points apiece, and Kyle Lowry added 11 points and 11 assists for the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors, who held Brooklyn to 35 points after halftime and won a franchise record-tying seventh straight road game.

D'Angelo Russell hit his first seven shots — all 3-pointers — and scored 24 points in the first quarter for the Nets, who have lost 11 straight to the Raptors. Russell finished with 32 points, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 19.


SALT LAKE CITY — Rudy Gobert had 22 points and 12 rebounds, sending Utah to its seventh consecutive victory.

The Jazz had six players score in double figures. Joe Ingles added 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, and Jonas Jerebko had 16 points and eight rebounds.

Luke Kennard scored 18 points and Andre Drummond had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Pistons, who have lost 11 of 14.

Donovan Mitchell hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end the third quarter and put the Jazz ahead 81-51.


LOS ANGELES — Isaiah Thomas scored 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and the Lakers rallied for the win.

Julius Randle and Kyle Kuzma each had 26 points and 13 rebounds for Los Angeles, which trailed by as many as 13. Kuzma had only two points in the first half.

The Lakers have won three of four, including a 127-113 victory over LeBron James and Cleveland on Sunday night.

Wilson Chandler had 26 points and 10 rebounds for Denver, which beat Los Angeles 125-116 on Friday night. Jamal Murray finished with 18 points, six rebounds and four assists.


NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis had 31 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots, leading New Orleans to the victory.

Rajon Rondo added 12 points and 17 assists and Jrue Holiday highlighted a 25-point, nine-assist performance with 10 points in the final 2:39, starting with a 3 that put the Pelicans in front.

Holiday's second 3 in that stretch widened New Orleans' lead to five points with 1:19 to go and he added a driving finger roll that made it 117-110 with 30 seconds left. The Pelicans had dropped two in a row.

Dwight Howard had 22 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots for Charlotte, while Kemba Walker added 22 points.


NEW YORK — Harrison Barnes scored 30 points, and the Mavericks handed the Knicks their eighth straight loss.

Dallas couldn't stop New York early, and then dominated the second half to win for the third time in four games, with only a loss to NBA-leading Houston in that stretch.

Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. added 17 points for the Mavs and Dirk Nowitzki had 13.

Michael Beasley scored 21 and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 19 for the Knicks, who got a visit from Kristaps Porzingis before the game and then showed again that they have no hope of winning without him. They lost for the 16th time in 17 games, most coming since their All-Star forward tore his left ACL on Feb. 6.


CHICAGO — DeAndre Jordan dominated with 29 points and 18 rebounds, leading the Clippers to the road win.

Lou Williams scored 26 and Tobias Harris had 18 points for Los Angeles, which took control late in the third quarter on the way to its fifth win in six games.

Bobby Portis led Chicago with 19 points and nine rebounds. Kris Dunn added 18 points and six assists. But with Lauri Markkanen sidelined by lower back spasms, the Bulls lost for the eighth time in 11 games.


SAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points, helping San Antonio stop a three-game slide.

The Spurs led 62-37 at halftime and extended that cushion to 39 entering the fourth quarter.

Patty Mills had 13 points for San Antonio, and Dejounte Murray, Danny Green and Pau Gasol each had 11.

Orlando has lost five straight and 12 of 14. Nikola Vucevic and Jonathon Simmons each had 10 points for the Magic.

All Times EDT


Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf

x-Toronto 50 17 .746 — 9-1 W-9 28-5 22-12 33-8

x-Boston 46 21 .687 4 6-4 L-1 23-12 23-9 29-14

Philadelphia 36 30 .545 13½ 5-5 L-1 20-11 16-19 22-18

New York 24 44 .353 26½ 1-9 L-8 16-16 8-28 12-27

Brooklyn 21 47 .309 29½ 2-8 L-2 12-23 9-24 14-26

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf

Washington 38 30 .559 — 4-6 L-2 19-15 19-15 24-18

Miami 36 32 .529 2 6-4 L-1 20-13 16-19 25-18

Charlotte 29 39 .426 9 4-6 L-1 19-17 10-22 17-23

Orlando 20 48 .294 18 2-8 L-5 13-18 7-30 12-28

Atlanta 20 48 .294 18 2-8 L-4 15-21 5-27 9-34

Central Division

W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf

Indiana 40 28 .588 — 7-3 W-3 23-12 17-16 30-16

Cleveland 39 28 .582 ½ 5-5 W-1 22-11 17-17 27-14

Milwaukee 36 31 .537 3½ 4-6 W-2 21-14 15-17 22-21

Detroit 30 37 .448 9½ 2-8 L-1 21-14 9-23 19-26

Chicago 23 44 .343 16½ 3-7 L-1 15-19 8-25 18-22


Southwest Division

W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf

x-Houston 53 14 .791 — 9-1 W-2 26-6 27-8 33-8

New Orleans 39 28 .582 14 8-2 W-1 18-14 21-14 20-20

San Antonio 38 30 .559 15½ 3-7 W-1 24-8 14-22 21-20

Dallas 22 46 .324 31½ 4-6 W-1 14-22 8-24 12-33

Memphis 18 49 .269 35 0-10 L-18 13-22 5-27 15-27

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf

Portland 41 26 .612 — 10-0 W-10 23-11 18-15 25-15

Oklahoma City 41 29 .586 1½ 7-3 W-4 24-11 17-18 24-20

Minnesota 40 29 .580 2 5-5 W-2 26-8 14-21 29-13

Utah 38 30 .559 3½ 8-2 W-7 22-11 16-19 24-16

Denver 37 31 .544 4½ 5-5 L-1 26-10 11-21 24-22

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB L10 Str Home Away Conf

x-Golden State 51 16 .761 — 7-3 L-2 26-7 25-9 28-13

L.A. Clippers 37 29 .561 13½ 7-3 W-3 20-14 17-15 22-19

L.A. Lakers 31 36 .463 20 8-2 W-2 18-15 13-21 15-26

Sacramento 21 47 .309 30½ 3-7 L-2 11-22 10-25 10-33

Phoenix 19 50 .275 33 1-9 L-6 9-25 10-25 13-30

x-clinched playoff spot


Tuesday's Games

Indiana 101, Philadelphia 98

Minnesota 116, Washington 111

Dallas 110, New York 97

Oklahoma City 119, Atlanta 107

Toronto 116, Brooklyn 102

L.A. Clippers 112, Chicago 106

New Orleans 119, Charlotte 115

San Antonio 108, Orlando 72

Utah 110, Detroit 79

Cleveland 129, Phoenix 107

L.A. Lakers 112, Denver 103

Wednesday's Games

Milwaukee at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Washington at Boston, 8 p.m.

Miami at Sacramento, 10 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Thursday's Games

Toronto at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Charlotte at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Memphis, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Houston, 8 p.m.

New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Detroit at Denver, 9 p.m.

Phoenix at Utah, 9 p.m.

Cleveland at Portland, 10 p.m.

Friday's Games

Boston at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Brooklyn at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Dallas at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Miami at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

Sacramento at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

Saturday's Games

Atlanta at Milwaukee, 6 p.m.

Houston at New Orleans, 7 p.m.

Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m.

Charlotte at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Dallas at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m.

Cleveland at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Denver at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Minnesota at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Sacramento at Utah, 9 p.m.

Detroit at Portland, 10 p.m.

Golden State at Phoenix, 10 p.m.