NBA wrap: Victor Oladipo's career performance keeps Pacers rolling

Oladipo has been the best player in the offseason trade that sent Paul George to Oklahoma City.

Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 47 points with seven rebounds and six assists.   -  USA TODAY Sports

When the Pacers sent Paul George to the Thunder this offseason, many felt it got fleeced. But Indiana's main return piece in the trade, Victor Oladipo, continued to prove everyone wrong on Sunday in a 126-116 overtime win over the Nuggets.

Oladipo scored a career-high 47 points on 15-of-28 shooting with seven rebounds and six assists. Oladipo already has five 30-plus point games this season as he continues to take his game to new heights.

The Pacers has now won four straight games, and 10 of its last 13. Behind Oladipo, Indiana features a balanced scoring attack including Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young. Turner scored 24 points with eight rebounds on Sunday, and Young added 18 points.

The Eastern Conference has proven more competitive than recent seasons, and the Pacers (16-11) is now in the thick of the playoff chase. If Oladipo can continue his rise to stardom, Pacers may have a chance to cause some problems late in the season.

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Studs of the Night

The Pelicans' trio Jrue Holiday, Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo helped New Orleans to a 131-124 win over the 76ers. Holiday scored a game-high 34 points, Rondo scored 13 points with 18 assists and five steals, and Davis added 29 points with eight rebounds.

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns scored 28 points with 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals in a 97-92 win over the Mavericks.

Duds of the Night

Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson scored just two points on 0-for-9 shooting in a 91-81 loss to the Celtics. The Pistons, having now lost five straight games, needs guys like Jackson to step up in order to make the playoffs.

Kings rookie point guard De'Aaron Fox scored just six points on 3-of-8 shooting, while turning the ball over seven times in a 102-87 loss to the Raptors. Fox played just 23 minutes, but finishing a game with more turnovers than points is never ideal.

What's Next

Trail Blazers (13-12) at Warriors (21-6) 10:30 p.m. ET — Still without Stephen Curry, the red-hot Warriors host the Damian Lillard-led Trail Blazers. Kevin Durant began the season a little slow, but he's refound his playoff form in Curry's absence. Portland has lost four straight games, but it does boast a solid 6-4 road record.

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