Oklahoma City Thunder picked up a much-needed win Wednesday. Thunder topped the Indiana Pacers, 107-99, at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, to register a second victory in its last seven games.
The Pacers held a nine-point halftime lead but the Thunder went on a 24-0 run in the third quarter and held on from there. It was the most unanswered points scored by one team in the NBA this season.
Paul George finished with 31 points to lead Oklahoma City to the victory. Steven Adams chipped in 25 while Russell Westbrook recorded a triple-double — tallying 17 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 28 points for Indiana in the losing effort.
The Thunder has dropped down to seventh in the Western Conference standings during its recent slide and will face the Nuggets on Friday. Meanwhile, the Pacers sits in fourth in the East.
- Studs of the night -
Seth Curry came off the bench and tallied 20 points while hitting four of his seven 3-pointers in the Trail Blazers’ 118-98 victory over the Bulls.
Kevin Durant made 12 of his 13 shots from the field and registered 28 points to help the Golden State Warriors top the Grizzlies, 118-103. Stephen Curry also scored 28 points.
Suns star Devin Booker scored 50 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against the Wizards. But, Phoenix fell, 124-121. It was Booker's second straight game with 50 or more points.
- Duds of the night -
Bulls guard Brandon Sampson shot 2 of 7 and finished with four points in his team’s loss to the Trail Blazers. He was minus-22 for the game.
Justin Holiday was minus-25 and missed seven of his 10 shots in the Grizzlies' loss.
- Highlights -
DeMarcus Cousins with the coast-to-coast dunk.
Mike Conley Jr. became the Grizzlies’ all-time leading scorer with this 3-pointer.
Nuggets (50-23) at Rockets (47-28) — Two of the Western Conference’s best teams will face off in Houston on Thursday. The Nuggets enter the matchup having won seven of its last eight games while the Rockets is coming off of a loss in Milwaukee. This should be a fun one.