George scores 32, Clippers rally late in 4th to beat Thunder

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George scored 32 factors, Reggie Jackson added 15 and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from a nine-point deficit late within the fourth quarter to beat the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder 99-94 on Monday evening.

The Clippers trailed 91-82 after Josh Giddey’s jumper with 2:44 remaining earlier than closing on a 16-3 run to enhance to 2-4. George, who additionally had 9 rebounds and 7 assists, scored eight factors in the course of the surge, together with a 10-footer with 1:08 left to present Los Angeles a 93-92 lead, its first since early within the first quarter.

Luke Kennard, who scored all 14 of his factors within the second half, had 5 factors in the course of the decisive spurt. Los Angeles was 3 of 21 from 3-point vary within the first half however went 12 for 21 within the closing 24 minutes.

Nicolas Batum additionally scored 14 for the Clippers, together with 4 3-pointers. Los Angeles was outrebounded by at the very least 20 in losses to Cleveland and Portland, however broke even towards the Thunder as each groups had 51 boards.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 28 factors, together with 15 within the third quarter for Oklahoma Metropolis (1-6), which led by 16 within the second. Darius Bazley and Giddey had 15 apiece.


Thunder: G Lu Dort missed the sport resulting from a shoulder harm sustained Saturday at Golden State. … F Gabriel Deck was additionally out of the lineup resulting from a bruised left heel. … Aleksej Pokusevski had 9 factors and an help within the second quarter.

Clippers: Los Angeles pulled down a season-high 50 rebounds, together with 12 from Isaiah Hartenstein. It’s the third-year heart’s eighth profession recreation with 13 or extra boards.


Thunder: Stay in Los Angeles to face the Lakers on Thursday.

Clippers: Go to Minnesota on Wednesday for the primary of back-to-back video games towards the Timberwolves.


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