George, Westbrook rally Thunder past Rockets, 117-112

Silvia Morton
February 13, 2019

He made both free throws put Oklahoma City up three. "That's how I was taught the game - just enjoy matchups and have fun with it".

The Thunder also received a big contribution from Dennis Schroder off of the bench with 17 points as he scored 13 of those points in the third quarter in less than five minutes of action. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a win and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 games against a team above.600.

OKC started the game slow, commiting 11 turnovers in the first half, which led to 17 Rockets points as Houston took a comfortable 22-point half-time lead.

With Westbrook struggling from the field, George took control, scoring 15 of his 45 points in the fourth quarter, going head-to-head with James Harden, who scored 42 points, extending his 30-plus point scoring streak to 29 games.

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

Joakim Noah had 19 points and 14 rebounds as host Memphis, playing its first home game since making two trades at Thursday's deadline, defeated New Orleans.

Charlotte's Marvin Williams came back to haunt his former team with 27 points.

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John Collins had 21 points and Trae Young added 20 for the Hawks. On the following possession, Harden missed a 3-pointer, and George got the rebound and was fouled with 3.4 seconds left.

Bojan Bogdanovic led a balanced offense with 23 points, the fifth time in his last six games he has topped 20 points, as host in avenged a home loss in December to the Cavaliers. Jordan Clarkson led the Cavaliers with 18 points.

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. Rookie Kevin Knox had 20 points for NY.

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.

Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis returned to Chicago - the team that traded them this week - and scored 30 points between them to help the Wizards to a 134-125 victory over the Bulls.

Julius Randle led the Pelicans with 21 points, Jrue Holiday had 15, Anthony Davis had 14 points and 16 rebounds and rookie Kenrich Williams had 10 points and 13 rebounds.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points for the Spurs.

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