Paul George had a season-high 43 points to lead the Thunder.
Russell Westbrook does have a ton of assists, but has only four points and seems to be less than aggressive than usual. He yelled at Westbrook, who pushed him in response. Denver totaled 32 assists on 50 made field goals and hit at least 15 3-pointers for the ninth time this season. Murray, who can't drink legally yet, finished with a team-high 33 points on 14-of-23 shooting. And after a Westbrook driving layup got the Thunder within 122-121, Nikola Jokic grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed Murray pull-up jumper and sank two free throws with 5.6 seconds left.
Nuggets: F Mason Plumlee missed a second straight game with a strained right calf. They looked like they had something to prove and they have shocked the Thunder.
The Rockets led by as many as 19 points in the first matchup between the Texas rivals since the Spurs' 124-109 blowout loss on December 15 in Houston.
Paul George pointed out the same. Instead the Nuggets are saddled with a two-game losing streak facing consecutive home games against Oklahoma City and Golden State. However, he'll come into this game in fine form, averaging 26 points over his last five.
Blake Griffin was Detroit's best player in his debut with the Pistons.
"Moments like this, you've got to go through them to grow up", he told The Denver Post after the loss to the Spurs.
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"We defended better in the second half than we did in the first half", Donovan said. It was full of big performances and, per ESPN Stats and Information, this was just the second game in National Basketball Association history featuring a triple-double, a 40-point game and a 20-assist game - all by different players. Murray seems like the safest bet given his current form.
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