The Oklahoma City Thunder turned it on late to snap the Brooklyn Nets' four-game win streak, winning 108-96 at Chesapeake Arena.
Westbrook finished the night with 31 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists - his 26th triple-double of the season - while George added 25 points on an efficient 9-of-18 from the floor, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range.
.@russwest44 held it down at home against the Nets, as he picked up his 26th triple-double & the dub!- NBA TV (@NBATV) March 14, 2019
📊: 31 PTS | 12 REB | 11 AST#ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/6VFPnb0nAO
Trailing by as many as 17 points in the first half, the Thunder came out of the break with a renewed energy, pouring in 38 points in the period, with Westbrook (11 points) and George (13 points) taking over the quarter.
OKC opened the period on a tear, going on a 20-6 run in the opening 3:41 of the quarter, to take a 80-78 lead into the fourth.
Seven quick points from Spencer Dinwiddie gave Brooklyn back the lead. With the game in the balance, OKC then reeled off a 14-0 run to shut the door on the Nets, with big man Steven Adams causing plenty of trouble inside, throwing down a pair of alley-oops.
Adams finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals on the night.
Westbrook sends it ⬆️- NBA Australia (@NBA_AU) March 14, 2019
Adams throws it ⬇️#ThunderUP pic.twitter.com/9WZHrMUSGv
A 3-pointer from Westbrook put the Thunder up 100-87 with 4:51 remaining, capping off a sizzling offensive stretch in the fourth. He recorded seven points, five rebounds and five assists in the fourth quarter.
"It starts with me," Westbrook said post-game. "It's my job to bring the energy every night. It was my fault in the first half and I thought we did a good job of picking up in the second half."
For the Nets, Dinwiddie led all scorers with 25 points off the bench, while D'Angelo Russell chipped in 14 points and seven assists. Wednesday's loss was the first game of a tough seven-game road trip for the Nets, who visit the Utah Jazz on Saturday.