OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma — The Thunder’s Big 3 came to play as Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony combined for 59 points as they beat the Sacramento Kings 106-101 on Monday night.
Westbrook had 17 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists for the 99th triple-double of his career for the Thunder, who moved into fourth place in the Western Conference standings.
PG-13 and Melo each scored 21 points, while breaking out of recent shooting woes. George was 4 of 9 on 3-pointers and Anthony hit 5 of 7. It was the Thunders defense that would help them put the Kings away.
The Thunder (40-29) held the Kings to 40.9 percent shooting overall, and 38.9 percent shooting in the fourth quarter.
“Our defense has been huge,” George said. “Again, it’s all a credit to our effort. Oklahoma City is now a season-high 11 games above .500.
Corey Brewer added 16 points for Oklahoma City who improved to 7-3 since the All-Star break.The Thunder will face the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.
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— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) 13 mars 2018
Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Garrett Temple and Justin Jackson each added 15 for the Kings. Zach Randolph added 10 points. The Kings will host the Miami Heat on Wednesday.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post Sports
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