Westbrook has 49, triple-double run at 4

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook donned a mask and played like a superhero.

The All-Star Game MVP set career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds, and added 10 assists for his fourth consecutive triple-double, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-118 in overtime Wednesday night.

Westbrook wore the facial protection after having a bone in his right cheek fractured last Friday against Portland. He had surgery Saturday and missed Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Peyton takes pay cut, returns to Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning will take a physical and sign his revised contract at Broncos headquarters Thursday, then head home until the Broncos reconvene April 13 for the start of offseason workouts.

Then, it's time to adapt to new coach Gary Kubiak's West Coast offense and continue his pursuit of a second Super Bowl trophy. (MORE)

Pelicans' Davis has 39, 13, 8 in return

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis was feeling great, fired up about being back on the court and not at all subtle about showing it.

He struck a momentary pose with a huge smile after he'd finished a fast break with a soaring, one-handed dunk. He celebrated with a crouching fist pump after a clutch, mid-range jumper in the final minute. (MORE)

A-Rod lines single, walks in return

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Alex Rodriguez walked from the batter's box to home plate in the bottom of the first inning, eye black smeared across his face, and said hello to Philadelphia catcher Tommy Joseph, who was just 1 when A-Rod was taken first in the 1993 amateur draft. Then he turned his head and greeted umpire Marty Foster.

"I told Marty and Tommy to take it easy on the old man," Rodriguez explained. "It's been a couple of years since I've been in the box." (MORE)

James takes over, Cavs hold off Raptors

TORONTO (AP) LeBron James retaliated on the scoreboard after Jonas Valanciunas tackled him on a drive late in the third quarter.

James scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth and matched a season high with 14 assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on to beat the Toronto Raptors 120-112 on Wednesday night. (MORE)

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