Paul George stars as Oklahoma City Thunder roll to victory

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Paul George scored 31 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder edged out the Indiana Pacers 107-99 in the latest round of NBA action.

There was also a triple-double for Russell Westbrook, who delivered a dominant display as his team recovered from an 11-point deficit, helped by scoring 24 consecutive points during the third quarter.

The Golden State Warriors left it late before overcoming hosts the Memphis Grizzlies 118-103, with Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant both scoring 28 points, and the Utah Jazz saw off the Los Angeles Lakers 115-100 in Salt Lake City.

Rudy Gobert scored 22 points and claimed 11 rebounds, with Derrick Favors and Jae Crowder adding 20 and 16 points, respectively, with the Jazz now having won eight of their last nine games.

The Portland Trail Blazers claimed their fifth straight win by downing hosts the Chicago Bulls 118-98 with an impressive all-round performance. Seth Curry led the way with a 20-point haul, while Al Farouq Aminu registered 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Enes Kanter, Zach Collins and Damian Lillard also made strong contributions.

It was a tight contest between the Washington Wizards and the Phoenix Suns, with Thomas Bryant’s three-point play less than three seconds from time edging the visitors home 124-121.

The Wizards prevailed despite Suns’ Devin Booker scoring 50-plus points for a second successive game, making him only the second Suns player to achieve that feat and 10th in NBA history, and Jamal Murray’s 33-point contribution for the Nuggets edged out the Pistons star Blake Griffin’s 29 in a 95-92 win.

Eric Bledisloe was star of the show for the Milwaukee Bucks against the Houston Rockets, scoring 23 points in a 108-94 success, and De’Aron Fox matched that total for the Kings, who won a gripping encounter against the Mavericks 125-121.

And Trae Young led the Atlanta Hawks, amassing 33 points as they defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 130-120.

Elsewhere, Bradley Beal’s 32 points for the Washington Wizards was to no avail as a Los Angeles Lakers team, inspired by 29 points from Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, triumphed 124-106. Danilo Gallinari led the way for the Los Angeles Clippers with 25 points in their 122-111 triumph over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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