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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had his seventh straight triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Orlando Magic 132-122 on Tuesday night. Westbrook finished with 16 points, 16 assists and 15 rebounds to match the longest triple-double streak of his career. It was his 20th of the season and the 124th of his career.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hassan Whiteside had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and the Miami Heat snapped a three-game losing streak with a 118-108 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. Dwyane Wade added 22 points and nine rebounds for the Heat, who were playing the first of a five-game road trip.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Terance Mann scored 22 points, Mfiondu Kabengele added 18 and No. 22 Florida State beat Syracuse 80-62. Florida State won its fourth straight after starting conference play with four losses in five games, including consecutive setbacks on the road to Boston College and Pittsburgh. Syracuse (16-7, 7-3 ACC) entered the game 2-3 against ranked teams, but the Orange fell far behind early against the Seminoles, rallied to within a point in the second half and then fizzled at the end.

UNDATED (AP) — So many teams being in the NHL playoff race is slowing down potential action ahead of the Feb. 25 trade deadline. There are nine teams within five points of a playoff position and fewer true sellers out there. With big-name players like Artemi Panarin, Matt Duchene and Wayne Simmonds available, the moves will be coming at some point.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Tuch scored the only goal in a shootout and the Vegas Golden Knights halted a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Vegas got goals from Cody Eakin and Valentin Zykov in regulation.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Brown scored 14 points and Auburn beat Florida 76-62 for its first win at home in the series since 1999, snapping an 11-game losing streak against the Gators. Florida had won 21 of the last 22 matchups in the series.

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Brian Flores says the past 24 hours have been “a whirlwind.” First he helped the New England Patriots win the Super Bowl, and then he was hired as head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Flores was the Patriots’ linebackers coach and defensive play-caller but says he barely had time to celebrate winning the NFL title.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Orlando Magic center Mo Bamba will be out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left leg. The team made the announcement in a news release before the Magic were set to play the Oklahoma City Thunder.