NBA : Oklahoma City Thunder Without Westbrook Beat Houston Rockets
Paul George produced 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder won their seventh consecutive game, beating the visiting Houston Rockets 98-80 on Thursday night.
Westbrook missed his second game in a row with a sprained left ankle, and the Thunder have won both. Oklahoma City held Cleveland to 37 percent shooting in a 95-86 victory Wednesday night, then limited Houston to 38 percent shooting on Thursday.
Steven Adams added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder, while Terrance Ferguson hit four three-pointers to score 14 points.
James Harden scored 19 points, Clint Capela added 17 points for Houston while Carmelo Anthony scored two points on 1-for-11 shooting. Chris Paul added 10 points, five assists and six steals.