KEVIN DURANT had 33 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their second straight game without Russell Westbrook, beating the Houston Rockets, 117-86, last night.
Jeremy Lamb added a career-high 22 points and five assists for Oklahoma City, which has the NBA's best record at 25-5. The Thunder has won 12 of its last 13 and 20 of its last 22.
Reggie Jackson, starting in Westbrook's place, had 16 points and eight assists.
Aaron Brooks had 17 points and Chandler Parsons scored 15 for Houston, which was playing its fourth game in 5 days. The Rockets, who had a three-game winning streak snapped, missed their first 12 shots and shot 36.5 percent from the field (31-for-85).
Oklahoma City shot 57 percent (47-for-82) in dealing the Rockets their worst loss of the season.
Oklahoma City moved to 3-2 on the season without Westbrook. The All-Star point guard underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Friday, his third surgery since last April, when he tore his meniscus after Houston guard Patrick Beverley banged knees with him as Westbrook tried to call a timeout in Game 2 of a first-round playoff series.
The Thunder have said Westbrook's latest surgery will sideline him until after the All-Star break.
Oklahoma City jumped to a 13-0 lead as the Rockets - making their first trip to Oklahoma City since falling to the Thunder in six games in their playoff series - failed to score until Dwight Howard hit a 3-foot jump hook with 5:27 left in the first quarter.
The Thunder extended their lead to 22-5 on a driving layup by Thabo Sefolosha and were up 26-14 at the end of the quarter. The Thunder's lead stayed in double digits most of the second quarter and Oklahoma City led 56-44 at halftime.
* At Cleveland, Stephen Curry scored 29 points and made a clutch jumper with 13.5 seconds left as the Golden State Warriors opened a long road trip with their fifth straight victory, in overtime against the Cavaliers.
Curry overcame a poor shooting performance after halftime, and nearly recorded a triple-double by adding 11 assists and nine rebounds. Curry was just 2-for-12 from the floor in the second half and OT. David Lee scored 19 before fouling out for the Warriors, who are on the road for seven games over the next 13 days.
* At Orlando, Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and the Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks, 109-102, to give them back-to-back victories for just the third time this season.
Jeff Teague scored 22 points for the Hawks in their second game without All-Star Al Horford, who is out indefinitely with a torn right pectoral muscle.
* At San Antonio, Manu Ginobili scored 28 points, Tony Parker added 22, and Tim Duncan had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Spurs (24-7) to a 112-104 victory over the Sacramento Kings.