The Oklahoma City Thunder continue their winning ways, beating the Orlando Magic on the road 126-117 on Tuesday to record their sixth win in a row.
Paul George led the way with 37 points, while Russell Westbrook recorded another triple-double with 23 points, 14 assists and 14 rebounds, his 17th of the season.
George did his damage early, exploding for 31 points in the first half alone on a red-hot 11-of-16 shooting from the field.
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PG scored a career-high in the 1st half! #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/4Et4uSqTrl
After holding a 15-point lead in the third quarter, OKC trailed 101-98 early in the fourth, when Dennis Schroder entered the game to save the day.
The backup point guard scored 18 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, catching fire in a five-minute period where he hit seven shots in a row, outscoring the Magic 18-8 on his own.
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Schroder's ourburst left the Thunder with a 116-103 lead. Terrence Ross then knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to cut the lead to 116-111, but the Thunder held their nerve down the stretch to extend their winning streak.
Dennis Schroder is up to 18 points in Q4! 🔥🔥🔥- NBA Fantasy (@NBAFantasy) January 30, 2019
He's a perfect 7-for-7 from the field and 2-for-2 from deep!#NBAFantasy #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/9udObx3i8K
For the Magic, Nikola Vucevic led the way with 27 points and 11 rebounds, while Evan Fournier added 17 and Aaron Gordon and Terrence Ross chipped in 16 each.
Orlando has now dropped four-straight games and will look to break the streak on Friday when they host the Indiana Pacers. The Thunder, meanwhile, will have an opportunity to extend their win streak to seven on Saturday against the Miami Heat.