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George scores 28 as Thunder beat Raptors 116-109

TORONTO (AP) Stuck in a four-game losing streak, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder came to Toronto and got their swagger back.

Paul George scored 28 points, Westbrook had 18 points, 13 assists and 12 rebounds, and the Thunder beat the Raptors 116-109 on Friday night.

Dennis Schroder came off the bench to score 12 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter and Jerami Grant scored 19 as the Thunder avenged Wednesday's 123-114 home defeat to Toronto.

''We just played defense at a higher level tonight,'' Westbrook said.

Besides defense, the Thunder also improved their outside shooting, making 20 of 43 shots from 3-point range. Oklahoma City shot 13 for 43 from 3 in Wednesday's loss.

''They made `em tonight,'' Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.

Schroder connected on 10 of 16 shots, going 4 of 7 from long range.

''He gave us a really good boost at both ends of the floor,'' coach Billy Donovan said.

Schroder called it an important win for the Thunder.

''We got back to our swag, how we play,'' Schroder said. ''To come up big like that in Toronto means a lot for everyone.''

Kawhi Leonard scored 37 points and Pascal Siakam had 25 for the Raptors, who played without All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry.

Lowry missed his second straight game because of a sprained right ankle. Nurse said there's no structural damage to Lowry's ankle, but soreness remains following a collision with New York's Mitchell Robinson on Monday. Nurse said Lowry is expected to return next week.

Danny Green scored 19 points and Serge Ibaka had 11, but Toronto couldn't hold a double-digit lead in the third quarter for the second straight game. The Raptors gave away a 20-point lead before recovering to win in overtime Wednesday, but weren't able to match that on their home court.

''We were right there, really close there at the end and didn't get many breaks,'' Nurse said.

Oklahoma City trailed by 10 points to start the second half, and was down 13 with 5:23 to go in the third before rallying. Westbrook gave the visitors the lead for the first time since early in the first quarter on a layup with 1:18 left in the period, putting them up 80-79. The Thunder closed the third with a 20-4 run to take an 83-80 lead into the fourth.

Leonard cut the gap to 93-91 on a free throw with 7:33 to play but George hit 3-pointers on either side of a fast-break layup by Grant, giving Oklahoma City a 101-91 edge with 6:21 left.

The Thunder missed eight of their first 10 shots of the game. Toronto was 5 of 6 from 3-point range in the first, with Green making all three of his attempts, and the Raptors led 29-22 after one.

The Raptors led 58-48 at halftime.

TIP-INS

Thunder: Oklahoma City has won four straight in Toronto. ... Westbrook shot 6 for 20, going 3 for 10 in each half. ... Terrance Ferguson scored 11 points. ... Oklahoma City made a season-high 22 3-pointers against the Lakers on Jan. 17.

Raptors: Norman Powell had a career-high 11 rebounds. ... Starting C Marc Gasol didn't attempt a shot until scoring on a dunk with 1:40 remaining in the fourth. ... Former Raptors star Jorge Garbajosa attended the game.

STREAK STOPPED

Toronto lost for the first time in 20 games when leading at the half, ending a franchise-record streak.

ROTTEN RECIPE

The Raptors made 22 turnovers, one shy of their season worst.

''If someone told you before the game you'd have 20 turnovers and they'd hit 20 3s, you'd say we'd lose by 20,'' Raptors Fred VanVleet said. ''It's not a recipe for success.''

UP NEXT

Thunder: At Memphis on Monday night.

Raptors: Host Charlotte on Sunday night.

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Key Players
R. Westbrook
0 PG
K. Leonard
2 SF
34.5 Min. Per Game 34.5
27.0 Pts. Per Game 27.0
3.3 Ast. Per Game 3.3
7.5 Reb. Per Game 7.5
42.7 Field Goal % 49.7
42.8 Three Point % 49.7
65.4 Free Throw % 85.5
  Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook 0:10
  Full timeout called 0:19
+ 3 Kawhi Leonard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Fred VanVleet 0:20
+ 2 Dennis Schroder made finger-roll layup 0:29
  Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook 0:46
  Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:48
  Personal foul on Pascal Siakam 0:52
  Offensive foul on Kawhi Leonard 1:02
  OKC team rebound 1:16
  Russell Westbrook missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:16
  Offensive rebound by Russell Westbrook 1:17
Team Stats
Points 116 109
Field Goals 42-94 (44.7%) 39-78 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 20-43 (46.5%) 13-25 (52.0%)
Free Throws 12-14 (85.7%) 18-21 (85.7%)
Total Rebounds 43 53
Offensive 12 11
Defensive 27 35
Team 4 7
Assists 30 20
Steals 9 7
Blocks 6 7
Turnovers 12 21
Fouls 21 25
Technicals 1 0
18 PTS, 12 REB, 13 AST
37 PTS, 6 REB, 4 AST
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away team logo Thunder 43-30 22263533116
home team logo Raptors 51-22 29292229109
Team Stats
away team logo Thunder 43-30 105.2 PPG 43.2 RPG 22.6 APG
home team logo Raptors 51-22 106.6 PPG 42.3 RPG 22.5 APG
Key Players
P. George SF 28.6 PPG 8.6 RPG 3.6 APG 43.6 FG%
K. Leonard SF 30.5 PPG 9.1 RPG 3.9 APG 49.0 FG%
Top Scorers
P. George SF 28 PTS 6 REB 5 AST
K. Leonard SF 37 PTS 6 REB 4 AST
44.7 FG% 50.0
46.5 3PT FG% 52.0
85.7 FT% 85.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. George 28 6 5 9/17 5/10 5/5 3 40 2 1 2 2 4 -1 45
J. Grant 19 3 2 7/14 5/8 0/0 6 36 0 0 2 1 2 -2 24
R. Westbrook 18 12 13 6/20 2/9 4/5 3 36 4 1 3 4 8 +18 58
T. Ferguson 11 1 2 4/10 3/7 0/0 1 32 0 0 0 0 1 +8 16
S. Adams 9 5 1 4/9 0/0 1/2 2 33 2 3 1 4 1 +10 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
P. George 28 6 5 9/17 5/10 5/5 3 40 2 1 2 2 4 -1 45
J. Grant 19 3 2 7/14 5/8 0/0 6 36 0 0 2 1 2 -2 24
R. Westbrook 18 12 13 6/20 2/9 4/5 3 36 4 1 3 4 8 +18 58
T. Ferguson 11 1 2 4/10 3/7 0/0 1 32 0 0 0 0 1 +8 16
S. Adams 9 5 1 4/9 0/0 1/2 2 33 2 3 1 4 1 +10 20
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
D. Schroder 26 6 7 10/16 4/7 2/2 2 31 0 1 2 1 5 +17 45
M. Morris 3 2 0 1/5 1/1 0/0 3 14 1 0 1 0 2 -3 5
N. Noel 2 4 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 5 0 0 1 0 4 -4 5
A. Nader 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 -8 0
P. Patterson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Roberson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Burton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Grantham - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Diallo - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Felton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 116 39 30 42/94 20/43 12/14 21 235 9 6 12 12 27 +35 218
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Leonard 37 6 4 12/23 4/5 9/10 5 35 2 0 8 2 4 +12 45
P. Siakam 25 5 2 9/14 2/3 5/5 5 36 2 1 7 2 3 -4 30
D. Green 19 7 1 6/11 6/11 1/2 4 35 0 0 0 0 7 -1 28
F. VanVleet 8 2 5 3/11 0/3 2/2 1 35 0 1 0 1 1 -5 21
M. Gasol 2 5 6 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 27 2 2 2 0 5 +7 21
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
K. Leonard 37 6 4 12/23 4/5 9/10 5 35 2 0 8 2 4 +12 45
P. Siakam 25 5 2 9/14 2/3 5/5 5 36 2 1 7 2 3 -4 30
D. Green 19 7 1 6/11 6/11 1/2 4 35 0 0 0 0 7 -1 28
F. VanVleet 8 2 5 3/11 0/3 2/2 1 35 0 1 0 1 1 -5 21
M. Gasol 2 5 6 1/1 0/0 0/0 2 27 2 2 2 0 5 +7 21
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB +/- FPTS
S. Ibaka 11 6 0 5/7 0/0 1/2 3 20 0 2 2 2 4 -14 17
J. Lin 5 3 1 2/4 1/2 0/0 2 14 0 0 0 1 2 -12 10
O. Anunoby 2 1 0 1/4 0/1 0/0 2 16 1 1 1 1 0 -6 4
N. Powell 0 11 1 0/3 0/0 0/0 0 17 0 0 1 2 9 -12 12
K. Lowry - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Moreland - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. McCaw - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Miller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Boucher - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Loyd - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 109 46 20 39/78 13/25 18/21 25 235 7 7 21 11 35 -35 188