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The Oklahoma City Thunder’s four-game shedding streak is over.
Paul George took management throughout Friday’s recreation at Chesapeake Energy Arena and led the 5-7 Thunder to a 120-111 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers with 42 factors, 9 rebounds, seven badists and three steals behind 13-of-22 capturing from the sector and Four-of-7 capturing from three-point vary.
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Los Angeles dropped its fourth recreation in a row and fell to 5-6, though Lou Williams did what he might to counter George.
Williams poured in 35 factors and grabbed seven rebounds whereas capturing a notable 13-of-22 from the sector and 6-of-12 from deep. He was the one Clippers participant to attain greater than 17 factors, though Blake Griffin (17 factors, six rebounds and 5 badists) and DeAndre Jordan (9 factors and 12 rebounds) contributed within the frontcourt.
The difficulty wasn’t offense for the Clippers in defeat.
Their protection did not garner the crucial stops within the second half as Oklahoma City seized management behind the George-Russell Westbrook duo. Westbrook challenged for a double-double with 22 factors and eight badists, though he deferred his typical position of offensive chief to the new hand in George for prolonged stretches.
Carmelo Anthony added 14 factors and 6 rebounds, whereas the Thunder as a complete transformed 11-of-26 from three-point vary.
The defensive issues have been no shock for the Clippers contemplating they’re a mere 20th within the league with a defensive score of 104.eight, per NBA.com.
They will look to show round their defensive shortcomings Saturday with a highway contest in opposition to the New Orleans Pelicans, whereas the Thunder will look to begin a successful streak Sunday in opposition to the Dallas Mavericks.