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04:41  14 march  2019
04:41  14 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Westbrook got his triple - double midway through the period. Oladipo' s floater in the closing seconds of the quarter made it 96-82, and the Thunder cruised in the fourth. Oklahoma City got a season-high 13 points from Lauvergne and a season-high 10 from Alex Abrines. The Thunder had a season-high six

Brooklyn Nets Nets BKN. Westbrook dug in, guarding on the ball like a bulldog and hitting a number of help rotations, even blowing up a couple of would-be Behind Russell Westbrook ' s league- leading 19th triple - double of the season, the Thunder have now won seven of their past 10 games.

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Nets© ASSOCIATED PRESS Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates after a 3 point shot during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/June Frantz Hunt)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points in his 26th triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-96 on Wednesday night.

Westbrook added 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the 130th triple-double of his career.

BOX SCORE: THUNDER 108, NETS 96

Paul George scored 25 points and Jerami Grant added 15 for the Thunder, who shot 49 percent in the second half. Oklahoma City has won three of four as it battles to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

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Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points and D'Angelo Russell added 14 points and seven assists for the Nets, who saw their four-game win streak snapped.

The Nets led 52-42 at halftime behind 11 points from Dinwiddie. Westbrook scored 17 points in the first half to keep the Thunder in the game, but Oklahoma City shot just 35.6 percent from the field before the break.

The Thunder quickly eliminated Brooklyn's lead in the second half. Oklahoma City scored 20 points in the first 3:41 of the third quarter to take the lead, and the Thunder took an 80-78 edge into the fourth.

Oklahoma City dominated the fourth behind Westbrook's all-around play. He hit a 3-pointer after a scramble to put the Thunder ahead 100-87 with 4:51 to go. He had seven points, five rebounds and five assists in the final period.

Pacers rally from 18-point deficit to beat Thunder 108-106

Pacers rally from 18-point deficit to beat Thunder 108-106 Wesley Matthews tipped in a basket with 1.8 seconds left and the Indiana Pacers rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 108-106. Domantas Sabonis scored 26 points against his former team, and the Pacers won their second straight by erasing the Thunder's lead in the final 15 minutes. Indiana's magic number for clinching a playoff spot is one. Paul George led the Thunder with 36 points in his second trip back to Indianapolis since a blockbuster trade in July 2017. Russell Westbrook added 19 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. George and the Thunder were in control most of the game.

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Westbrook , the NBA' s most valuable player last season, scored 21 points and posted his 19th triple - double of this season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the San Antonio Spurs 104-94 on Saturday night. Collison, a fan favorite who has been with the Thunder since the team moved from

TIP-INS

Nets: Opened the game with a 9-0 run. ... G Shabazz Napier sat out with right hamstring tightness. ... Shot 6 for 21 in the fourth quarter.

Thunder: Westbrook only had one assist in the first half. ... George scored 13 points in the third quarter. ... F Markieff Morris sat out with neck soreness.

UP NEXT

The Nets play at the Utah Jazz on Saturday.

The Thunder play at the Indiana Pacers on Thursday.

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Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Nets

George scores 31 vs. former team, helps Thunder top Pacers.
Paul George scored 31 points against his former team, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers 107-99 on Wednesday night. Steven Adams scored 25 points and Russell Westbrook had 17 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds for his 29th triple-double of the season. The Thunder went on a 24-0 run in the third quarter and never trailed again. It was a critical win for Oklahoma City, which had lost five of six.

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