Westbrook, usually the Thunder's main man, backed up George's performance by matching an National Basketball Association record set by Wilt Chamberlain with his ninth consecutive triple-double: 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists.
Montrezl Harrell led Los Angeles with 21 points off the bench, and Danilo Gallinari had 19 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, the Rockets shot 45 percent from the field and 20 of 51 from the 3-point line as they cruised to victory after exploding for 44 points in the second quarter to lead by 31 points going into halftime.
Lucky. Those kicks could be extra valuable, too, if George continues playing the way he did on Saturday night. I'm expecting another close encounter but the Thunder are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and I like their chances against this Rockets team who is still understrength with Clint Capela still out and Chris Paul still not at 100 percent.
Houston had pushed its lead to 58-42 despite a mini-surge from Westbrook before landing what appeared to be a devastating blow: a 10-0 run that included 3-pointers from Paul and Harden plus three Harden free throws after Paul converted a technical assessed against George for protesting a call.
It's the third time in the past five games the Clippers have come from at least 20 points down to win, with the 28-point rally setting a franchise record.
"We have to be consistent for four quarters", Harden said. We just didn't finish off.
OKC started the game slow, commiting 11 turnovers in the first half, which led to 17 Rockets points as Houston took a comfortable 22-point half-time lead.
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. "I thought he may have gotten a little exhausted in the second half, but the first half, he was a dog out there". Abrines appeared in just two games since December 23, sitting out because of undisclosed personal reasons.
Saturday night's game against the Houston Rockets might have been one of the craziest game of the year. The Rockets fell to 8-5 without leading rebounder Clint Capela.
The Thunder matched the Rockets' 42-point second quarter with a 42-point third period, keyed by 7-for-12 3-point shooting.