CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — The NBA’s reigning MVP Russell Westbrook had 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists (10 of 27 from the field), to guide the Thunder to victory over the Charlotte Hornets 101-91 to end a three-game losing streak.
The Thunders defense held the Charlotte Hornets to just 32 points in the second half. They received a boost from their bench which outscored the Hornets 35-27, Raymond Felton contributed 8 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds.
“We used our size and athleticism, to put pressure on them,” Westbrook said.
Paul George added 17 points, Steven Adams had 14 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks and 3 steals. Carmelo Anthony finished with seven points and 10 rebounds.
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Hornets All-Star point guard Kemba Walker finished 5 of 17 from the field to laed the Hornets with 19 points, while Dwight Howard added 11 points and 17 rebounds.
After trailing by three to start the fourth period, the Thunder used a 22-6 run to open the start of the fourth quarter en route to lift them to a 101-91 road win over Charlotte.
Oklahoma City will play four of its next five at home, facing Sacramento Kings on Monday night.
The Charlotte Hornets will visit the Detroit Pistons on Monday.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Sports
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