Wednesday, 13 November, 2019

George's 45 tops Harden's 42 as Thunder eke out win

James Harden Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 2/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cary Erickson | 12 February, 2019, 20:56

Westbrook's performance was equally impressive as the 30-year-old equalled Wilt Chamberlain's National Basketball Association record for nine consecutive triple-doubles - at the final buzzer he had 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. The Celtics collapse corresponded to the loss of Kyrie Irving, who left with a sprained knee in the second quarter, when the game seemed comfortably in hand.

Eight Los Angeles players scored in double figures, led by 21 from Harrell.

NEW YORK - Marc Gasol had seven points and six rebounds in his Toronto debut and the Raptors sent New York to its 16th straight loss. "That's how I was taught the game - just enjoy matchups and have fun with it".

Joakim Noah had 19 points and 14 rebounds as host Memphis, playing its first home game since making two trades at Thursday's deadline, defeated New Orleans. The three-time All-Star entered late in the first quarter and made a hook shot on his first try.

Kyle Lowry scored a game-high 22 points and hit a 3-pointer with 7:03 remaining that gave Toronto the lead for good in fending off host NY. They hit their first seven shots of the quarter and turned the heat up on the defensive end, outscoring the Rockets 42-20 in the third, with Dennis Schroder scoring the Thunder's final 11 points of the period to tie the game at 90-90 heading into the fourth.

Jeremy Lamb had 24 points to help the Hornets win for the eighth time in their last 13 games.

Ricky Rubio showcased his vision with this feed to Rudy Gobert in Utah's 125-105 triumph over San Antonio.

Knicks remove photo of Durant from promotion
NY has lost 16 straight games, just four shy of a dubious franchise record, and holds the NBA's worst record. The photo was part of a pitch to season-ticket holders to renew their packages for the 2019-20 season.

The Rockets' Chris Paul almost posted a triple-double (18 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists) in his strongest performance since his return from a hamstring injury.

The Thunder improved to 2-1 over the Rockets this season and to 36-19 on the season, just one game back of the Denver Nuggets in second place in the Western Conference playoff race.

DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points for the Spurs. Jordan Clarkson led the Cavaliers with 18 points.

"They got on a three roll and we couldn't make a three", he said. Parker scored 20 points and Portis had 10 points and 12 rebounds against their former team, helping Washington to a 64-38 advantage in bench points.

Jabari Parker and Bobby Portis returned to Chicago - the team that traded them this week - and scored 30 points between them to help the Wizards to a 134-125 victory over the Bulls.

Julius Randle led the Pelicans with 21 points, Jrue Holiday had 15, Anthony Davis had 14 points and 16 rebounds and rookie Kenrich Williams had 10 points and 13 rebounds.

Jonathan Isaac led the Magic in scoring for the first time this season with 17 points.