sunDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Thunder 103, Suns 96: Russell Westbrook scored 21 points in his return from a knee injury, and Oklahoma City defeated Phoenix for the 11th straight time. Westbrook, sidelined after first tearing the lateral meniscus in his right knee during the second game of the NBA playoffs, then having a medical setback, returned three to five weeks ahead of the team's previously announced timetable. "I'm able to do what I want," Westbrook said. "I could be better, but that's all right. That's expected. I'm not expected to come back and be bionic man. I'm just going to work my way through it."

Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder.

Timberwolves 109, Knicks 100: Kevin Love had 34 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, Kevin Martin scored 30 points and Minnesota improved to 3-0 for the first time in 12 years. Carmelo Anthony had 22 points and 17 rebounds for the Knicks, who have dropped two straight after a season-opening victory and drew some loud boos in the first half while appearing to be standing still on defense.

Heat 103, Wizards 93: LeBron James scored 25 points, Chris Bosh added 24 and Miami beat winless Washington to snap a rare two-game slide. The Heat had 32 assists on 37 field goals, including on all nine of its baskets in the third quarter. James ran his double-digit scoring streak to 499 straight regular-season games, going back to January 2007. His teams are 363-136 in those games.

Magic 107, Nets 86: Nikola Vucevic had 19 points and 12 rebounds as Orlando routed Brooklyn in Jason Kidd's coaching debut. Kidd was suspended for the Nets' first two games after pleading guilty in July to driving while impaired. Magic rookie Victor Oladipo scored 19 points, 14 in the second half.

Lakers 105, Hawks 103: Xavier Henry scored 18 points, Pau Gasol hit two tiebreaking free throws with 6 seconds remaining as Los Angeles won despite losing all of a 21-point lead.

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS