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He is two 30-point games away from matching the legend for the second-longest 30-point streak in National Basketball Association history.

"We just never got into any flow, but then I thought once we got some stops, we got out in transition", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. The lead changed hands seven times in the fourth quarter, with Russell Westbrook's layup with 26.9 seconds left in regulation putting Oklahoma City up for good.

With Westbrook struggling from the field, George took control, scoring 15 of his 45 points in the fourth quarter, going head-to-head with James Harden, who scored 42 points, extending his 30-plus point scoring streak to 29 games.

NEW YORK (AP) - Marc Gasol had seven points and six rebounds in his Toronto debut and the Raptors sent the New York Knicks to their 16th straight loss, 104-99 Saturday night.

RUSSELL Westbrook matched the National Basketball Association record with a ninth straight triple-double and Paul George scored 15 of his 45 points in the fourth quarter on Saturday as the Oklahoma City Thunder roared back from a 26-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 117-112.

He drained both from the line to put OKC up three, with Houston turning the ball over on their final posession, leaving George to ice the game at the free throw line.

The Rockets had appeared headed for a romp when they took a 70-48 lead into halftime.

"We had our chances but we didn't finish up", Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said.

The Thunder matched the Rockets' 42-point second quarter with a 42-point third period, keyed by 7-for-12 3-point shooting.

"We came out flat the second half for whatever reason".

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Dennis Schroder had 17 points off the bench for Oklahoma City.

Montrezl Harrell forced two turnovers and Patrick Beverley hit two three-pointers in the final two minutes as the Clippers completed the biggest regular-season comeback in club history.

"It's not even surprising no more", Thunder guard Terrance Ferguson told ESPN of Westbrook's feat.

The Celtics were up by 20 at the time.

Rookie Landry Shamet, newly arrived from Philadelphia, scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half.

Acquired from Memphis before Thursday's trade deadline, Gasol played 19 minutes. Oklahoma City outscored Houston 42-20 in the quarter to even the score at 90.

"Because we didn't have anything".

"Offensively and defensively we couldn't get anything right", Harden added.

The Wizards got Jabari Parker, Bobby Portis and a protected 2023 second-round pick from the Bulls on Wednesday for Otto Porter Jr.

Kyle Lowry scored 22 points and Serge Ibaka added 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Raptors.

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