NBA Wrap: Russell Westbrook, Paul George lead Thunder to sixth straight win

After a slow start to the season, Oklahoma City Thunder finally got things going as it defeated the Toronto Raptors 124-107 on Wednesday.

Thunder's Russel Westbrook scored 30 points along with 13 assists and eight rebounds to lead his side to a 124-107 win over the Raptors.   -  USA TODAY

After a slow start to the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder side is finally starting to heat up. 

Following a key Christmas Day win over the Rockets, the Thunder captured another victory over a playoff contender on Wednesday with a 124-107 victory over the Raptors in Oklahoma City.

Russell Westbrook scored 30 points, dished out 13 assists and grabbed eight rebounds as the Thunder (20-15) earned its sixth straight win despite a Toronto 23-2 run in the first half.

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Paul George scored a game-high 33 points as the Thunder improved to 12-3 in December after starting the season 8-12 despite high expectations following the addition of George and Carmelo Anthony, who added 18 points Wednesday. 

C. J. Miles led Toronto with 20 points as DeMar DeRozan struggled from the field for a second game in a row, finishing with 15 points on just 4-of-16 shooting. DeRozan has made just seven shots the past two games (both losses).


Rajon Rondo became the oldest player in NBA history with 25 assists in a game (31 years, 308 days old) in a 128-113 win over the Nets. The last 25-assist game before Rondo's on Wednesday was Jason Kidd in a 1996 Mavs' win over the Jazz.

Jimmy Butler scored 12 of the Timberwolves' 14 points in overtime as Minnesota enjoyed a 128-125 win over the Nuggets for its fifth straight win. Butler finished with a season-high 39 points.


The Wizards: After a hard-fought win over the East-leading Celtics on Christmas Day, Washington disappointed in a major way Wednesday, losing by 14 to the last-place Hawks, which won consecutive games for the first time this season. Washington is 9-10 against teams under. 500 this season.


Rockets (25-7) at Celtics (28-10), — Coming off a road win over the Hornets, Boston heads home for the second game of a back-to-back against the NBA's best road team, the Rockets (12-2). Houston is looking to end an uncharacteristic three-game losing streak and is hoping James Harden and his customized Meek Mill sneakers will lead the way. 

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