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George, Westbrook lead OKC past Blazers

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A renewed focus on defense has the Oklahoma City Thunder on another winning streak.

Paul George had 36 points, eight rebounds and five steals, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds and the Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 123-114 on Tuesday night.

Steven Adams and Terrance Ferguson each added 14 points for Oklahoma City, which snapped a three-game losing streak to Portland at Chesapeake Energy Arena. After a stretch of losing five of six games, during which they gave up 154, 142 and 138 points in defeats, the Thunder have won three straight and moved back into third place in the fluid Western Conference standings.

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Rebounds Per Game
Rank Name RPG
1 A. Drummond, Det14.9
2 D. Jordan, Dal14.0
3 A. Davis, NO13.3
4 J. Embiid, Phi13.2
5 R. Gobert, Uta13.1
6 G. Antetokounmpo, Mil12.6
7 C. Capela, Hou12.6
8 K. Towns, Min12.3
9 H. Whiteside, Mia12.2
10 N. Vucevic, Orl12.0
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Blocks Per Game
Rank Name BPG
1 M. Turner, Ind2.78
2 A. Davis, NO2.56
3 H. Whiteside, Mia2.38
4 J. McGee, LAL2.20
5 B. Lopez, Mil2.11
6 R. Gobert, Uta2.08
7 J. Embiid, Phi1.98
8 K. Towns, Min1.85
9 C. Capela, Hou1.83
10 A. Drummond, Det1.68
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