NBA Daily Wrap: Big night for Russell Westbrook and Paul George


The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets in a close matchup Wednesday night, but the show stealers were Paul George’s monster double-double and Russell Westbrook’s triple-double that moved him up to third position on the NBA’s All-Time list.

Thunder take Brooklyn

The Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets, 114-112, on the back of Paul George’s 47-point, 15-rebound double-double, Russell Westbrook had a 21-point, 15-rebound, 17 assist triple-double and Steven Adams scored 15 points and eight rebounds.

Allen Crabbe led the Nets with 22 points and four rebounds, Joe Harris had 19 points and seven rebounds, while D ‘Angelo Russell and Spencer Dinwiddie combined for 34 with 17 points apiece.

Lakers down Spurs

A 42-point game by LeBron James helped the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the San Antonio Spurs, 121-113. Kyle Kuzma had 22 points, nine rebounds and five assists, and Lonzo Ball finished with 14 points, four rebounds and nine rebounds.

The Spurs were led by DeMar DeRozan with 32 points, seven rebounds and three assists, Rudy Gay had 31 points and seven rebounds, and LaMarcus Aldridge ended the game with 21 points and nine rebounds.

Raptors beat Sixers

The Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-102. Kawhi Leonard had 36 points, nine rebounds and five steals, Jonas Valanciunas put up 26 points and eight rebounds, and Congolese forward Serge Ibaka added 18 points and eight rebounds.

Jimmy Butler led the Sixers with a 38-point, 10-rebound double-double, JJ Redick had 25 points and four assists, Cameroonian All-Star contributed a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double, and Ben Simmons also scored a double-double with 10 rebounds and 11 assists.

Bucks break Pistons

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Detroit Pistons, 115-92, on Eric Bledsoe’s 27 points, three rebounds, four assists and four assists, Nigerian-Greek All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo had 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists, and Malcolm Brogdon chipped in 14 points and six rebounds.

The Pistons were led by Blake Griffin with 31 points, seven rebounds and four assists, Reggie Jackson had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists, and Andre Drummond ended the night with 10 points and eight rebounds.

The Rest

The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-105, the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Dallas Mavericks 132-106 on Anthony Davis’ 27 points, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Charlotte Hornets 121-104, a 31-point game from Jamal Murray helped the Denver Nuggets defeat the Orlando Magic 124-118, the Memphis Grizzlies got a 96-86 win over the Los Angeles Clippers, and the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 131-117.

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