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Westbrook triple-double leads Thunder past Clippers 127-117

LOS ANGELES (AP) This was the plan from the beginning. It just took a little longer to come together than Oklahoma City had hoped.

The Thunder added All-Stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony to MVP Russell Westbrook and waited for the wins to roll up.

And then they started 8-12.

They've hit their stride now, though, as evidenced by a 127-117 victory Thursday night that ended the Los Angeles Clippers' four-game winning streak.

Oklahoma City's ''Big Three'' was on full display: Westbrook had his 13th triple-double of the season with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in his latest homecoming. George scored 31 points and Anthony added 22.

They almost dared the Clippers to outscore them.

''Absolutely, when we're on, all three of us hot like that, it's going to result in a lot of wins,'' George said.

The Thunder have won eight of their last 10 games.

''We found our rhythm,'' Anthony said. ''We still have some ways to go as a team, but we've figured out how we want to play and who we are.''

Despite a rash of injuries, the Clippers had also been playing well. They led by three going into the fourth quarter but then were immediately outscored 12-0, mostly by the Oklahoma City bench.

DeAndre Jordan led the Clippers with a season-high 26 points and 17 rebounds. Lou Williams had 26 points and Blake Griffin scored 24, but it wasn't enough to keep up with the Thunder.

''You can't take all three of those guys away,'' Jordan said. ''We just tried to do the best we could making it tough for those guys to score.''

TIP-INS

Thunder: After scoring 24 points in his first career start Wednesday, rookie G Terrance Ferguson was back in the lineup. Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said he had little concern Ferguson would suddenly grow cocky. ''It's not really who he is,'' Donovan said. ''But I think this is a great opportunity from the standpoint of being able to put behind you (Wednesday) and focus on what's in front of you today.'' Ferguson had 11 points against the Clippers. ... G Alex Abrines missed his second consecutive game with a sore groin. Said Donovan: ''We don't feel like it's anything too severe.''

Clippers: G Austin Rivers, originally diagnosed with a strained Achilles and expected back quickly, got a second opinion and now has been diagnosed with a bruised heel. The team called it posterior right ankle impingement. ''It's not the best news, obviously,'' said coach Doc Rivers, Austin's father. ''He'll be evaluated in two weeks, which doesn't sound great right now. I think we'll find out a lot more in a couple weeks.'' Austin Rivers had started every game he played since the third game of the season.

GEORGE AT HOME

The star forward has not been shy about his desire to play in his hometown of Los Angeles, particularly for the Lakers. He can become a free agent at the end of the season.

''I can have love for somewhere,'' George said. ''I'm from here. That's a no-brainer. I'm going to be honest. It has nothing with me wanting to be in Oklahoma or not be in Oklahoma. I'm from here and love being here.''

ANOTHER INJURY

The Clippers were already playing without guards Patrick Beverley (knee surgery) and Austin Rivers (bruised heel), along with injured forward Danilo Gallinari. Now, for the second time this season, Los Angeles has lost starting point guard Milos Teodosic.

Teodosic did not return for the second half after aggravating his plantar fasciitis, which previously caused him to miss 22 consecutive games. ''He's day to day,'' Doc Rivers said. ''They will evaluate him tomorrow and we'll see, but it doesn't look great, to be honest.''

UP NEXT

Thunder: Complete their three-game road trip Sunday in Phoenix.

Clippers: Host the Golden State Warriors on Saturday.

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Key Players
R. Westbrook
0 PG
B. Griffin
32 PF
35.5 Min. Per Game 35.5
23.5 Pts. Per Game 23.5
5.3 Ast. Per Game 5.3
7.7 Reb. Per Game 7.7
43.2 Field Goal % 43.1
43.2 Three Point % 43.0
71.8 Free Throw % 78.9
  Team rebound 0:17
  Russell Westbrook missed jump shot 0:19
+ 2 Jawun Evans made driving layup 0:34
  Offensive rebound by Jawun Evans 0:41
  Jawun Evans missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:41
  Defensive rebound by Sindarius Thornwell 0:43
  Steven Adams missed dunk, blocked by Sindarius Thornwell 0:46
  Personal foul on Blake Griffin 1:11
  Defensive rebound by Steven Adams 1:31
  DeAndre Jordan missed layup 1:31
+ 2 Russell Westbrook made driving layup 1:38
Team Stats
Points 127 117
Field Goals 51-95 (53.7%) 45-100 (45.0%)
3-Pointers 15-34 (44.1%) 9-30 (30.0%)
Free Throws 10-14 (71.4%) 18-23 (78.3%)
Total Rebounds 53 55
Offensive 11 15
Defensive 35 30
Team 7 10
Assists 23 29
Steals 4 5
Blocks 6 2
Turnovers 13 10
Fouls 22 15
Technicals 3 1
29 PTS, 12 REB, 11 AST
24 PTS, 9 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Thunder 22-17 30343033127
home team logo Clippers 17-20 33313320117
Team Stats
away team logo Thunder 22-17 101.2 PPG 44 RPG 16.3 APG
home team logo Clippers 17-20 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
P. George SF 21.9 PPG 5.7 RPG 3.3 APG 43.0 FG%
L. Williams SG 22.6 PPG 2.5 RPG 5.3 APG 43.5 FG%
Top Scorers
P. George SF 31 PTS 6 REB 3 AST
L. Williams SG 26 PTS 3 REB 10 AST
53.7 FG% 45.0
44.1 3PT FG% 30.0
71.4 FT% 78.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
P. George 34 31 6 3 0 1 3 5 12/16 5/8 2/2 0 6 41 +10
R. Westbrook 38 29 12 11 1 0 6 3 11/24 2/2 5/6 2 10 58 +6
C. Anthony 31 22 4 2 0 0 0 5 9/12 3/6 1/3 0 4 30 +12
S. Adams 34 12 9 2 1 1 2 2 5/11 0/0 2/2 7 2 25 +9
T. Ferguson 31 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 4/12 3/10 0/0 0 1 16 +9
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
P. George 34 31 6 3 0 1 3 5 12/16 5/8 2/2 0 6 41 +10
R. Westbrook 38 29 12 11 1 0 6 3 11/24 2/2 5/6 2 10 58 +6
C. Anthony 31 22 4 2 0 0 0 5 9/12 3/6 1/3 0 4 30 +12
S. Adams 34 12 9 2 1 1 2 2 5/11 0/0 2/2 7 2 25 +9
T. Ferguson 31 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 4/12 3/10 0/0 0 1 16 +9
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Felton 20 12 3 3 1 0 1 2 5/11 2/6 0/0 1 2 21 +2
J. Grant 20 8 5 0 0 3 0 2 4/5 0/0 0/1 1 4 16 -4
P. Patterson 13 2 4 0 1 0 1 1 1/3 0/1 0/0 0 4 6 +2
J. Huestis 14 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 3 +4
K. Singler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Abrines - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Roberson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Dozier - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Hamilton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Collison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 127 46 23 4 6 13 22 51/95 15/34 10/14 11 35 216 +50
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Jordan 37 26 17 1 1 0 2 2 10/15 0/0 6/7 4 13 44 -4
B. Griffin 32 24 9 7 0 0 1 2 8/19 2/6 6/8 3 6 46 -12
W. Johnson 29 13 2 1 2 1 1 4 5/8 3/3 0/0 0 2 19 -9
C. Williams 33 6 1 1 1 0 0 2 3/9 0/4 0/0 1 0 10 -21
M. Teodosic 9 2 0 4 0 0 2 1 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 8 -6
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Jordan 37 26 17 1 1 0 2 2 10/15 0/0 6/7 4 13 44 -4
B. Griffin 32 24 9 7 0 0 1 2 8/19 2/6 6/8 3 6 46 -12
W. Johnson 29 13 2 1 2 1 1 4 5/8 3/3 0/0 0 2 19 -9
C. Williams 33 6 1 1 1 0 0 2 3/9 0/4 0/0 1 0 10 -21
M. Teodosic 9 2 0 4 0 0 2 1 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 0 8 -6
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Williams 31 26 3 10 0 0 4 0 8/22 4/11 6/7 1 2 45 -4
M. Harrell 10 8 5 0 0 0 0 1 4/8 0/0 0/1 2 3 13 -2
S. Dekker 19 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 4/6 0/1 0/0 2 0 12 +7
J. Evans 23 4 3 4 1 0 0 3 2/8 0/2 0/0 1 2 16 -10
W. Reed 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0
S. Thornwell 11 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0/3 0/2 0/0 1 2 4 +11
D. Gallinari - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Beverley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Rivers - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wilson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 117 45 29 5 2 10 15 45/100 9/30 18/23 15 30 217 -50