Westbrook, Durant help Thunder withstand George's 45 points

Westbrook, Durant help Thunder withstand George's 45 points

By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Russell Westbrook had his second triple-double in two nights, Kevin Durant had 33 points and 13 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame Paul George's 45 points to beat the Indiana Pacers 115-111 on Saturday night.

Westbrook finished with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists, his 14th triple-double of the season. Durant nearly had one, too, finishing with eight assists to lead Oklahoma City to its fourth straight win.

George added seven rebounds and four assists but missed a 3-pointer with 5.9 seconds left that could have tied it.

Indiana erased a 10-point halftime deficit and regained the lead early in the fourth quarter, but couldn't hold it.

After Indiana took its last lead at 98-97 with 8:28 to go, the Thunder answered with a 9-0 run.

Durant sealed it by going 3 of 4 on free throws in the last 3 seconds.

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