(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) – The Oklahoma City Thunder went on an NBA season-best 24-0 run in the third quarter to earn a 107-99 win over the Indiana Pacers.
The Blue & Gold led at halftime 54-45 but by the end of the third period the Thunder led 76-69.
“We knew it wasn’t enough coming into the half,” OKC’s Paul George said. “We need to change things, and we came out and executed.”
George scored seven of his game-high 31 points during the huge scoring run while Steven Adams had 25 points and 12 rebounds and Russell Westbrook added a 17 point, 12 assist and 11 rebound triple-double.
Bojan Bogdanovic led the Pacers with 28 points.
“That was the game,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said of the Thunder’s run. “We knew they were going to come out aggressive. They made their run and were able to get the momentum and just really take control of the game.”
It was Indiana’s ninth straight road loss and now they head to Boston on Friday in a game with the Celtics that carries major home court advantage implications for their likely first round matchup in the playoffs.