NBA: Thunder surprises Rockets, Sixers defeat Celtics after rallying

January 10, 2020

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  • The Oklahoma City Thunder spoiled the return of Russell Westbrook with a 113-92 rout of the Houston Rockets on Thursday.
  • Danilo Gallinari scored a team high 23 points and Chris Paul delivered 18 & dazzled with five assists and four steals and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tallied 20 points for the Thunder, who won for the seventh time in eight games. Oklahoma City scored 37 first-quarter points to lead by 16, and the lopsided game was never closer than double figures the rest of the way.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers shook off the absence of Joel Embiid to beat the Boston Celtics 109-98.
  • Josh Richardson scored 29 points, Ben Simmons tallied 19 points and Horford chipped in with 17 for the Sixers, who have won all three games this season over Boston and improved to 18-2 at home this NBA season.

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