Celtics snap Thunder’s winning streak at 7

  • Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook (0) protests a call beside Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving had 30 points and 11 assists, Marcus Morris scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder’s league-best seven-game win streak with a 134-129 victory Sunday.

Marcus Smart added 18 points and seven assists, Al Horford scored 17 points and Daniel Theis had 14 off the Celtics bench.

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Boston has won four straight since falling short against Golden State on Jan. 26 and nine of its last 10 games overall.

Paul George scored 37 points and Russell Westbrook notched his 19th triple-double of the season with 22 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds for the Thunder.

Steven Adams and Dennis Schroeder each had 16 points for Oklahoma City, and Jerami Grant scored 15.

Oklahoma City suffered its first loss since a 138-128 overtime setback against the Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 17.

Westbrook made two free throws to pull Oklahoma City within 127-125 with 45.9 seconds remaining after Boston had led by six with 1:27 to go.

Irving’s driving finger-roll with 23.3 seconds left put Boston up by four, but Grant answered with a 3-pointer to bring the Thunder within 129-128.

Oklahoma City squandered a chance to take the lead after Jayson Tatum missed one of two free throws. Irving stripped Westbrook with 8.1 seconds on the clock and got the ball back to Tatum, who sealed the win at the line.

The Thunder opened the second half on an 18-7 run to pull ahead 76-73 with 7:53 left in the third quarter.

Morris tied it at 76 with a 3-pointer and Smart hit back-to-back 3s to spark an 18-6 run that put Boston back up by double figures. The Celtics led 99-93 going into the fourth.

RAPTORS 121, CLIPPERS 103

TORONTO — Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points, Serge Ibaka had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Toronto beat Los Angeles for its 10th victory in its last 11 home games.

Ibaka has a career-best six straight double-doubles, Toronto’s longest streak since Chris Bosh had eight in November 2009. All-Star guard Kyle Lowry sat out because of a sore back.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the guard born in nearby Hamilton, had 19 points to lead Los Angeles.

GRIZZLIES 96, KNICKS 84

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NEW YORK — Mike Conley scored 25 points, Marc Gasol had 24 and Memphis beat New York to snap a nine-game road losing streak.

Conley added eight rebounds and seven assists after missing a game because of left knee soreness. Gasol also had nine rebounds. Kevin Knox scored 17 points for New York. The Knicks have lost 13 straight overall and 14 in a row at Madison Square Garden.

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