National Basketball Association
Oklahoma City 148, Utah 147
When: 9:30 PM ET, Friday, February 22, 2019
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
#28 Kevin Scott, #27 Mitchell Ervin, #14 Ed Malloy
Paul George scored 45 points, including a floater with less than a second left in the second overtime, to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 148-147 win over the visiting Utah Jazz on Friday night.
With Russell Westbrook having fouled out in the first overtime, George had to put the game on his shoulders, and he came up big.
The Jazz led by one when George grabbed a rebound off a missed shot by Utah's Joe Ingles with 10 seconds left. George kept the ball until he drove into the lane before releasing the high floater that went cleanly through the net.
The win was the Thunder's 12th in 14 games while Utah lost for the second consecutive game.
Westbrook's NBA-record streak of 11 consecutive triple-doubles came to an end officially in overtime when he was called for his sixth foul on a charge with 1:09 remaining in the first extra session. Westbrook finished with 43 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists.
Though Westbrook fell short of another triple-double, he shot 15 of 29 from the field and hit a season-high six 3-pointers.
Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 38 points, going 14 of 35 from the field.
Utah led by 10 in the fourth quarter before the Thunder turned up the pressure defensively and used it to get back in the game.
Oklahoma City outscored Utah 11-0 off turnovers in the fourth quarter.
George tied it with a 3-pointer with 1:24 remaining, and the teams traded baskets for the rest of regulation.
Ricky Rubio's 3-pointer gave the Jazz the lead again with 32.7 seconds remaining.
Without a timeout, the Thunder pushed the ball up the court as Westbrook dished to Jerami Grant underneath the basket for the layup as Grant was fouled. Grant made the free throw, completing three three-point play to tie the score again with 27.4 seconds left.
Grant then blocked a shot at the other end to give Oklahoma City a chance to win in regulation, but Westbrook's pull-up missed the mark, and the game went to overtime.
Utah outrebounded Oklahoma City 60-43 with Rudy Gobert adding 26 points and 16 rebounds.
The win clinched the season series for the Thunder, who have won the first three meetings with the Jazz this season.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Donovan Mitchell 38
Paul George 45
Joe Ingles 7
Russell Westbrook 8
Rudy Gobert 17
Russell Westbrook 15
Rudy Gobert 8
||Free Throws Made
Russell Westbrook 7
Joe Ingles 3
Steven Adams 5
Derrick Favors 3
Jerami Grant 3
Team Stats Summary
Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Thunder have a W/L % of .684 after a win and .600 after a loss.
Utah will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Jazz have a W/L % of .515 after a win and .600 after a loss.