"We just knew we had to have a better second half", George said. It all culminated in a 70-48 deficit for the Oklahoma City going into the second half. "So we had to come in here and talk and just light a fire under this team and we did that".
"I just got caught up with Adams", he said. And he was on (James) Harden a lot. He also came up huge on both ends of the floor as the game hung in the balance late.
After a quiet trade deadline, Donovan said Saturday there's not a specific player the Thunder's front office is targeting.
"I have fun with the game".
Westbrook had 21 points, 11 assists and 12 rebounds. Westbrook has 22 triple-doubles this season and 126 overall. The Rockets are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games following a win and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 games against a team above.600.
"I thought we worked hard defensively on him", Donovan said about Harden.
Harden totaled 42 points, his 29th consecutive game with at least 30, but he missed a contested 3-pointer after Westbrook pushed the Thunder ahead.
Harden made 11 of 28 shots from the field and 14 of 15 free throws, but the streak took a backseat as the game evolved into a fourth-quarter dogfight.
The 26-point deficit was Oklahoma City's largest of the season.
NEW YORK (AP) - Marc Gasol had seven points and six rebounds in his Toronto debut and the Raptors sent the New York Knicks to their 16th straight loss, 104-99 Saturday night.
George made 12 of 22 shots, hit 6 of 14 3-pointers and made 15 of 18 free throws to finish four points shy of his career-high 49 points set in 2013 with Indiana.
"We couldn't really make a play, or get rebounds at times that matter". Oklahoma City outscored Houston 42-20 in the quarter to even the score at 90. "We got stops and won a big game on the road". After committing just two turnovers in the first half, the Rockets had six in the third quarter and collapsed with 1-for-9 shooting from behind the arc. With the win, the Thunder improve to 36-19, while the Rockets fall to 32-23 on the season.
"Pretty good game for us except for the third quarter". They have lost four in a row on their eight-game trip while their home arena hosts a 17-day stock show and rodeo.