The Oklahoma City Thunder bounced back in the NBA, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-107 on Friday.
Oklahoma City finally got Paul George involved, and with a perfect night from Steven Adams, the Thunder was able to bounce back with just its second win in its last seven games.
Adams had a career night with 27 points on 11 of 11 shooting from the field and five of five shooting from the free-throw line. His effort drove the Thunder to a victory, but making the feat even more impressive, the New Zealander had to wear a brace on his hand throughout the night because he jammed his thumb in OKC's last game.
"Maybe we should jam both of his thumbs," head-coach Billy Donovan joked after the game.
As good as Adams was on the scoring front, George was even better. The Thunder forward had a game-high 36 points on 10 of 21 shooting with nine assists and four rebounds. After making a mere two field goals in the second half of Wednesday's loss to Orlando, George was determined to have a better performance Friday.
Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell is quietly becoming Utah's best scoring threat, and with a 41-point night on 13 of 25 shooting, Mitchell led his team to a 114-108 win over the Charlotte Hornets.
It will probably never be said that the Indiana Pacers got the better end of the George trade for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, but Oladipo is certainly shining in Indiana. On Friday, he scored 36 points on 14 of 22 shooting with seven rebounds and six assists in the Pacers' 120-115 loss to the Toronto Raptors. Oladipo is averaging 22.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game this year.
San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green took what Adams did and decided to do the opposite. He went 0 for four from three-point range and 0 for seven overall in a 95-79 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Golden State Warriors dominated the Orlando Magic 133-112 Friday, and it did so with 46 assists, one shy of the franchise record. Stephen Curry found Kevin Durant, who gave up the alley-oop to Jordan Bell.