Best of NBA: Paul George, Steven Adams Lift Thunder to Victory

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Paul George had 35 points and nine assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-107 on Friday night and snap a three-game losing streak.

Steven Adams had a career-high 27 points on 11-for-11 shooting from the field and Russell Westbrook added 15 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds for Oklahoma City.

The Thunder shot 51.9 percent from the field and outrebounded the Timberwolves 42-26. It was Oklahoma City's first win of the season by fewer than nine points.

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Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins scored 23 points each and Jimmy Butler added 22 for the Timberwolves, who shot 51.3 percent in the loss.

Minnesota won the previous two meetings this season by a combined five points (see full recap).

Warriors run away from Magic
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Klay Thompson scored 27 points, Kevin Durant had 25 and Steph Curry 23 to help the Golden State Warriors rout the Orlando Magic 133-112 on Friday night.

Durant was ejected for arguing with 4:52 left. Jordan Bell added 16 points, Draymond Green 12 and Omri Casspi 11 for Golden State, which expanded a 13-point lead after Durant left.

Aaron Gordon led Orlando with 29 points, Evan Fournier had 22, and Jonathon Simmons 18. The Magic have lost 10 of their last 11 and were playing catchup all night against the defending NBA champion Warriors.

Golden State led wire-to-wire, taking advantage of crisp passing and aggressive shooting by its stars to build an early lead and successfully hold off any Magic rallies. The Warriors had 46 assists, the highest number by an NBA team this season. Thompson was 11 of 14 from the field, and Durant 10 of 14.

Orlando also had a good night offensively, making 11 three-pointers and shooting 45.8 percent, but the Magic do not have the firepower to get into a shootout with the Warriors.

Golden State backup guard Shaun Livingston was the only one of the 19 players used in the first half not to score (see full recap).

Wizards ride huge 3rd quarter to win
WASHINGTON -- Markieff Morris shook off his recent struggles to score 23 points, Tomas Satoransky added a career-high 17 points off the bench, and Washington Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons 109-91 on Friday night for their first home win in nearly three weeks.

Otto Porter Jr. added 17 points, and Marcin Gortat had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Washington, which improved to 2-2 without All-Star point guard John Wall since he received injections in his swollen left knee.

The Wizards outscored Detroit 35-15 in the third quarter, the Pistons' lowest-scoring period of the season, to secure their first home victory since Nov. 13.

Andre Drummond had 14 points, 17 rebounds and seven assists for the Pistons, who were still outrbounded 49-32.

Tobias Harris scored 15 points for Detroit, which had its three-game winning streak snapped. The Pistons led by as many as seven points in the second quarter (see full recap).

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