Highlights of NBA games

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Dec 11 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games.

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Clippers 96, Celtics 88

Former Celtics coach and current Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers earned a win in his emotional return to Boston.

Veteran backup guard Jamal Crawford led the way with 21 points for Los Angeles (15-8), and hit back-to-back 3-pointers, the second with 2:11 left to seal the game.

Rivers, who coached for nine years and won a world championship in Boston, received standing ovations as his team held off the Celtics (10-14) despite 20 points and nine assists from Jordan Crawford.

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Thunder 116, Grizzlies 100

Russell Westbrook had 27 points and nine assists, Kevin Durant added 18 and the Oklahoma City Thunder won for the 12th time in 13 games.   Continued...

Dec 11, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks power forward Kenyon Martin (3) grabs a loose ball away from Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) in the second half of NBA game at Madison Square Garden. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports