(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of the National Basketball Association games on Thursday:
Nets 100, Thunder 95
Caris LeVert recorded her first professional double-double with 21 points and 10 badists when the Brooklyn Nets bounced back from a 16-point deficit and beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-95 on Thursday at the Mexico City Arena.
On the first anniversary of his NBA debut, LeVert saw an extensive time at the point guard due to Spencer Dinwiddie's fouling problems. In 30 minutes, Levert shot 6 of 10 and also played an effective defense on Russell Westbrook in the home stretch.
Westbrook finished with 31 points, but hit 10-of-27 from the field. He scored only five points in the fourth quarter and LeVert was also forced with 2:11 remaining.
Oklahoma City missed three consecutive shots in a span of seven seconds, and LeVert cut Brooklyn's fourth win in six games by throwing four free throws in the final 18 seconds.
Lakers 107, 76ers 104
Brandon Ingram hit a three pointer with eight tenths left to lift Los Angeles over Philadelphia.
Ingram led the Lakers with 21 points Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson added 16 each from the bench for Los Angeles, which cut a streak of five consecutive losses.
Joel Embiid had 33 points to lead the 76ers, who dropped their second consecutive win and third in four games. 19659011] Wizards 109, Suns 99
Bradley Beal continued his offensive increase with 34 points, and Washington won straight games for the first time in almost a month with a victory over Phoenix.
Beal, who had a personal record of 51 points in a victory at Portland on Tuesday and 40 against the Suns earlier this year, carries the offensive load with John Wall (knee) out for the seventh consecutive game. [ForwardMarkieffMorninggregg21pointsandWizardsgaveconversationalgamesforthefirsttimesincetheywonfourconsecutivegamesfrom9thand15thNovemberTheSunhad23pointsfromTJWarreninthefirstgameinthetitleofDevinBooker
Rockets 112, Jazz 101
James Harden scored 29 points and Ryan Anderson added 23 to lead Houston beyond Utah.
Chris Paul added 18 points, 13 badists and nine rebounds for the Rockets. Houston won its eighth consecutive victory and won for the fourteenth time in 15 games.
The Rockets scored 18 3-pointers, giving them a total of 41 in two games against the Jazz this season.
Donovan Mitchell had 26 points, Alec Burks added 17 points and Thabo Sefolosha contributed 14 to lead the Jazz. Utah dropped its second consecutive game.