NEW YORK — Paul George scored 25 of his 47 factors in a sensational fourth quarter, together with a go-forward Three-pointer with Three.1 seconds left that gave the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder a 114-112 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday evening.
George rallied the Thunder from a 23-point deficit and completed some extent shy of his profession excessive, main them to a fourth straight victory in a sport they trailed large for a lot of the way in which.
Russell Westbrook had his 108th profession triple-double to snap a tie with former Nets star and coach Jason Kidd for third in NBA historical past, ending with 21 factors, 17 assists and 15 rebounds.
Nevertheless it was George, whose gradual began helped ship the Thunder into their large gap, who made positive they climbed out of it.
Allen Crabbe scored 22 factors and tied a season excessive with seven Three-pointers, however the Nets dropped their eighth straight sport. Joe Harris added 19 factors.
Brooklyn led by 18 after three quarters, when George had 22 factors. However he heated up rapidly within the fourth and there was no slowing him down, as he made 4 Three-pointers within the interval and drove onerous to the basket when the Nets did get to him on the arc.
Nonetheless, it appeared as if the Nets might face up to his flurry when he missed twice on a late possession. However the Thunder obtained one other likelihood and George made it rely, as he calmly took his time after Westbrook discovered him and delivered what ended up a simple look.
Oklahoma Metropolis improved to 16-Three since its zero-four begin.
Brooklyn led by solely two after one quarter however then outscored Oklahoma Metropolis 36-22 within the second. Nets reserves outscored the Thunder by themselves, totaling 23 factors. The Nets ran off the primary 10 factors to take a 36-24 lead, then used a 9-2 surge to open a 54-35 cushion on Crabbe’s Three-pointer with Three:41 remaining within the half.
The Thunder got here into the sport having outscored opponents by an NBA-excessive 97 factors, however the Nets outscored them 31-29 within the interval, getting three Three-pointers from Crabbe and going forward by as a lot as 23 earlier than taking a 93-75 benefit to the fourth.
Thunder: George was simply 1-for-6 within the first quarter. … Steven Adams completed with 15 factors on 7-of-11 taking pictures.
Nets: Crabbe additionally made seven Three-tips on Nov. 21 at Dallas. … Robinson Cano, again in New York after being traded from the Mariners to the Mets on Monday, was on the sport.
Thunder: At Chicago on Friday evening.
Nets: Host Toronto on Friday evening.