The Thunder and Bucks had a heated matchup in Oklahoma City on Sunday (Monday, Manila time).
While the Bucks (35-13) trailed by 14 at the half, a second-half surge brought them back into the game late. But the Thunder ended up claiming a 118-112 victory.
Paul George took over for Oklahoma City in some critical moments. He made eight of his 12 3-point attempts and finished with 36 points, along with 13 rebounds.
Giannis Antetokounmpo tallied 27 points and 18 rebounds, but the Thunder made things tough for him around the rim. He was blocked a career-high seven times in the game, which made all the difference. Oklahoma City showcased its defensive prowess, racking up 10 blocks in all.
The Thunder (31-18) pushed their winning streak to five games and snapped the Bucks’ six-game winning streak.
Studs of the Night
James Harden had 40 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets in a 103-98 win against the Magic.
Luka Doncic recorded his second career triple-double for the Mavericks. He tallied 35 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists in a 123-120 loss to the Raptors.
Andrew Wiggins scored 35 points as the Timberwolves fell to the Jazz, 125-111.
Ivica Zubac had 24 points and 16 rebounds in the Lakers’ 116-102 win against the Suns.
Duds of the Night
Russell Westbrook scored 13 points on 5-of-20 shooting in the Thunder’s win.
Josh Richardson shot 3-of-10 from the field in a 12-point performance as the Heat beat the Knicks 106-97.
Rudy Gay went baseline for a slam in the Spurs’ 132-119 win over the Wizards.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) January 28, 2019
Wayne Selden hung in the air on this no-look assist to Bobby Portis, but the Bulls fell short to the Cavaliers 104-101.
Wayne Selden finds BP with the no-look pass 🔥 pic.twitter.com/yqEQ5od4QK
— Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) January 27, 2019
Nets (27-23) at Celtics (30-19) 7:30 p.m. ET — Brooklyn is one of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference, as its riding a six-game winning streak while the Celtics lost a close game to the Warriors in TD Garden on Saturday (Sunday, Manila tme). The Nets will enter the game directly behind Boston in the standings.