NBA Capsules: Paul George, Russell Westbrook lead Thunder rally against Rockets

13 February, 2019, 02:12 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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Paul George said it took a fiery halftime discussion to help the Oklahoma City Thunder overcome the largest deficit they've seen all season.

"I have fun with the game".

Landry Shamet made four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and scored 17 points off the bench in his debut for Los Angeles, which rallied from a 28-point deficit to knock off host Boston.

Westbrook connected on just eight of 21 shots from the field.

Consecutive triple-doubles Russell Westbrook has notched.

The Thunder were up by three points at that point, so the intervention prevented the Rockets from getting up a potential game-tying three-point shot.

Harden's points total saw him clock up his 29th consecutive game with at least 30 points, but it wasn't enough to stop the Thunder who overturned a 26 point deficit to secure the victory in Texas.

The 29-year-old finished the night with 42 points despite suffering a shoulder injury in the opening quarter.

ATLANTA - Kemba Walker hit nine 3-pointers and scored 37 points, Marvin Williams added 27 points and Charlotte beat Atlanta to snap a two-game skid.

Acquired from Memphis before Thursday's trade deadline, Gasol played 19 minutes. Abrines appeared in just two games since December 23, sitting out because of undisclosed personal reasons. Jordan Clarkson led the Cavaliers with 18 points.

Justin Holiday added 15 points, rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 14, newcomer CJ Miles had 13, Mike Conley 11 and Ivan Rabb 10.

Parker had 20 points, and Portis had a game-high 12 rebounds in Saturday's win, during which the Wizards built a 15-point lead in the first half and kept the Bulls at arm's length the rest of the way.

Houston had pushed its lead to 58-42 despite a mini-surge from Westbrook before landing what appeared to be a devastating blow: a 10-0 run that included 3-pointers from Paul and Harden plus three Harden free throws after Paul converted a technical assessed against George for protesting a call.

Kyle Lowry scored a game-high 22 points and hit a 3-pointer with 7:03 remaining that gave Toronto the lead for good in fending off host NY.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points for the Spurs.

Eric Bledsoe had 19 points for Milwaukee.

Jonathan Isaac led the Magic in scoring for the first time this season with 17 points.

Meanwhile, the Houston Rockets have been in great form as they've won six of their past eight games and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after routing the Kings in a 127-101 road win on Wednesday.



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