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second game USC played without starter Ben

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DENVER -- The Denver Nuggets contained Russell Westbrook for three quarters, but he took over with the game slipping away from Oklahoma City. Real Jordans For Cheap Prices .Westbrook had 36 points, 18 assists and 12 rebounds for his sixth triple-double, and the Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 132-129 in overtime on Friday night.Westbrook scored 24 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to help the Thunder rally from 13 down and end a three-game losing streak. His 18 assists were a season high and the most in an NBA game this season.Its happened a couple of games. Its happened at different points throughout the year, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. Its his will, his competitiveness and get our team in a position where we had a chance.Victor Oladipo had 26 points for the Thunder and a couple of key buckets late in the fourth, one off a steal.He did a great job, using his size, his length, getting out in transition and getting steals, Westbrook said. That helped us a lot, got us easy buckets.Westbrook scored 17 points in the fourth quarter to start the comeback. His two free throws with 9.5 seconds left made it 122-119, but Denver tied it when Steven Adams fouled Jamal Murray on a 3-point attempt and the rookie hit the free throws.Kenneth Faried blocked Westbrooks layup at the horn to send it into overtime, but the Thunder felt confident after rallying.Weve got to win, Westbrook said of the mood on the bench. Very simple.Wilson Chandler finished with a season-high 30 points and 11 rebounds. Jameer Nelson had 21 points and 13 assists, both season highs, for the Nuggets.I thought we played well enough offensively for sure to win the game, Nelson said. We just couldnt get stops when we needed them.Oladipo hit two free throws to put the Thunder ahead 128-126 in overtime. The Nuggets had a chance to tie in the final 20 seconds but Chandler missed a layup and Westbrook hit two more free throws with 13.7 seconds left.We lost a shootout, Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. My biggest disappointment is that we were never able to consistently get stops. We knew Westbrook at some point was going to go off.TIP-INSThunder: Westbrook finished an assist shy of his career high. He also had seven turnovers. ... Oklahoma City has used the same starting lineup in all 17 games.Nuggets: Murray finished with 20 points and seven rebounds. ... Denver had just 10 players active. Mike Miller and Will Barton were away from the team for personal reasons. Danilo Gallinari (right thigh), Juancho Hernangomez (right ankle sprain) and Gary Harris were all out. ... Denver Broncos Hall of Famer and current team executive John Elway was sitting courtside.SCARY MOMENTMurray took a hard fall when he was fouled on a dunk attempt. He was on the floor for a few minutes but got up and hit the two free throws.OLD SCHOOLMalone expressed plenty of admiration for Westbrook before the game. Malone likened the NBAs leading scorer to a bruiser from the days when the league was known for its rough play.I think hes a throwback player, Malone said. I think hes a guy that would have excelled back in the `80s, which is my favorite period of the NBA when (there wasnt) all this lovey-dovey, hug-and-kissing and no hard fouls. There were real rivalries and everything earned and every game you won had to be earned.UP NEXTThunder: Host Detroit on Saturday.Nuggets: At Phoenix on Sunday. All Blue Air Jordan 12 Retro . -- Gus Malzahn finally had his day in Fayetteville. Cheap Jordan 12 Wings For Sale . If ever they start actually putting pictures beside words in the dictionary, the Blue Jays left-handers mug will appear beside “Consistency. http://www.cheapjordans12retro.com/ . -- The proud fathers huddled near the Dallas Stars dressing room, smiling, laughing and telling stories while wearing replica green sweaters of their sons team. LOS ANGELES -- Elijah Stewart isnt sure why USC isnt gaining much national recognition, but the Trojans guard had plenty of highlight-reel worthy shots, blocks and crowd-pleasing plays on Sunday night.Stewart scored 26 points and added seven 3-pointers and a career-tying four blocks in USCs 93-67 win over Pepperdine. The Trojans set a school single-game record with 14 blocks and improved to 9-0.Its Trojans best start since they went 16-0 in 1971.USC still is unranked in the polls, despite five teams in the rankings owning two losses. Asked if he feels the Trojans get enough recognition, Stewart said: No. Not at all. We were supposed to be last last year in the Pac-(12), and I think they picked us kind of last this year. Like I said at Pac-12 media day, if you could tell the future, youd probably work for the government.USC actually was predicted to finish seventh this season in the conferences media poll.Jeremy Major led Pepperdine (4-6) with 19 points and Chris Reyes added 13. Pepperdine shot just 38.2 percent from the field.Jordan McLaughlin added 18 points for USC and made all seven of his shots, Chimezie Metu scored 11 and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Nick Rakocevic and Shaqquan Aaron added 13 apiece for the Trojans. Rakocevic had a career high in points and rebounds (nine).USC ran out to an 11-2 lead and never looked back. The Trojans led 48-30 at halftime after shooting 53.3 percent from the field.The Waves have lost five consecutive games.Finals. (Lets) get to finals and clear our heads a little bit, Pepperdine coach Marty Wilson said. Weve got to see what were not doing because were just in a funk right now. Each player could do more, whether its play hard, take care of the ball or push the ball harder. Weve got to do a better job competing defensively.BIG PICTUREPepperdine: The Waves are still trying to find their way without injured players Amadi Udenyi (Achilles), Kameron Edwards (jaw) and others. All Pink Air Jordan 12 Retro. If the Waves hope to shake the non-conference losses before the West Coast Conference begins on Dec. 29 at Gonzaga.USC: The Trojans could work their way into the national rankings and garner more publicity for their undefeated season, possibly leap-frogging several two-loss teams. USCs winning ways in the preseason will be especially beneficial when the Pac-12 season begins Dec. 28 at Oregon State.QUOTE OF THE GAMEWe respect it. The players and coaches at USC have a rich tradition in all sports here. The basketball team has been a little bit of a roller coaster the last five or six decades with great players, great coaches, great teams. Were just trying to do our part to make the people that have been here before proud, and to say, `hey, theyre fun to watch.Weve had a lot of alumni reach out to us, a lot of former basketball players come to our games and send us emails and letters in the mail.-- Andy Enfield on USCs best start since 1971CARRYING ONThis was the second game USC played without starter Bennie Boatwright, who is out six weeks with a knee injury. They were also without forward Charles Buggs, who sustained a leg injury in warmups that Enfield didnt believe to be serious. Eight USC players accounted for all but eight minutes of the game. Walk-on Kurt Karis scored his first career points as he made a pair of free throws in playing four minutes.UP NEXTPepperdine is just two games into a difficult six-game road stretch, but its next game isnt until Dec. 20 at Louisiana. Thats followed by games at Montana, Gonzaga and Portland.USC is in the middle of a three-game home stretch at the Galen Center, where it can extend its undefeated season with a win over Troy on Saturday and Cornell on Dec. 19. Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys 2019 Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys 2018 Wholesale Jerseys 2020 China Jerseys ' ' '

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