NBA wrap: Russell Westbrook, Paul George lead Thunder past Nets

The Thunder put up 38 points in the third quarter alone, with Westbrook and George combining for 56 total points.

Russell Westbrook   -  (Getty Images)

The first half of the Nets-Thunder game was mostly Brooklyn.

The visitor held a 52-42 lead at the half, while Oklahoma City star Russell Westbrook couldn't get it going. But after the break, both Westbrook and Paul George helped the Thunder overcome its 10-point deficit to eventually win, 108-96.

The team put up 38 points in the third quarter alone, with Westbrook and George combining for 56 total points.

At one point in the fourth quarter, the Thunder went on a 12-0 run that was capped by a Westbrook 3-pointer and a full-body shimmy — take that Stephen Curry.

Westbrook shot 52.2 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range to lead the fourth-seeded Oklahoma City squad.

 

Spencer Dinwiddie had 25 points off the bench to lead the Nets, who snapped a four-game win streak. Brooklyn holds on to the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, half a game ahead of Detroit.

Studs of the Night

The Wizards held off the Magic, 100-90, behind Bradley Beal's 23 points. Thomas Bryant chipped in 21 points off the bench.

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There were seven players in double-digits for the Heat, but it was Justise Winslow who finished with a team-high 16 points in Miami's whopping 108-74 win over Detroit.

Duds of the Night

The entire Pistons roster should get this nod after the team's loss to the Heat. The 74 total points broke Detroit's season low for points scored that had been set Monday in a loss to the Nets (75). Blake Griffin led the losing efforts with 13 points, but finished the night with a minus-32. There were only two other players in double-digits: Wayne Ellington (11) and Luke Kennard with (10).

Highlight

This sequence got fans and the Hawks' bench up and out of their seats. Atlanta went on to win, 132-111, against Memphis.

 

The self-described Valley Boy finishes a steal with this impressive dunk.

 

What's Next?

Kings (33-33) at Celtics (41-27), 6:30 p.m. ET — Sacramento is trying to catch up to the eighth-seeded Jazz, but will first have to face Boston at the TD Garden on Thursday. Both teams enter the matchup coming off a loss and will hope to rebound to help secure their postseason fate. The Celtics are currently the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference and have a sizable advantage over the rest of the field. The Kings, however, need to start a rare win streak if they want to play into April. (If you really want to get your NBA fix, the Timberwolves-Jazz game at 8 p.m. ET should also make for a good contest.)

 

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