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After a shaky first half, Thunder explode for 39 third quarter points.

The Oklahoma City Thunder came into this game without Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams in the lineup against the Dallas Mavericks. However, Paul George and Russell Westbrook carried the load offensively and led the Thunder to a 112-99 victory over the Mavericks on Sunday night.

Anthony missed tonight's game with a sore back and Adams missed his 2nd straight with a calf injury.

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The Rockets made it look easy tonight.

The Rockets played the part of the West’s best team as they beat the Pacers 118-95 Sunday evening.

Houston had the odds stacked against them coming off of a back-to-back against Memphis at home to travel to Indiana, lose an hour, and play an early evening game. The Rockets did not get into Indiana until roughly 12 hours before tipoff, but it did not seem to faze them.

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Waiters injured Rudy Gobert on what the Utah big man called a “dirty” play Friday

If Dion Waiters isn’t dirty, then the only players with worse luck than him the past two games are the guys on the receiving end of his fouls.

A game after sidelining Utah’s Rudy Gobert on what Gobert said was a “dirty play,” Waiters found himself on the giving end of a questionable foul on another big man -- Detroit’s Andre Drummond.

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Another outstanding night from Aaron Gordon gets Orlando’s road trip started on the right foot.

It wasn’t always pretty for the Magic. Despite their gaudy score, the offense often looked aimless without Elfrid Payton on the court, and even Payton himself struggled with turnovers (6 on the night). They missed 14 of their 43 free throws, including three straight technical free throws. They threatened to throw away a gigantic lead in garbage time.

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The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 120-111 to snap a 4 game losing streak. On a night where OKC got the absolute best we’ve seen from newcomer Paul George, the story of the game was the Thunder’s execution down the stretch. After leading most of the night, the Clips tied up the game at 105 with 5:37 to go. However, this time out, the Thunder responded with a 14-4 run over the next 4 minutes that rebuilt the cushion and sealed the win.

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