NBA: Teague Lifts Pacers Over Thunder Despite Westbrook Heroics

NBA: Teague lifts Pacers over Thunder despite Westbrook heroics

NEW YORK, , (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Nov, 2016 ) - Indiana's Jeff Teague scored 30 points, eight of them in over-time, to lead six double-figure scorers who powered the Pacers over Oklahoma City 115-111 in an NBA game Sunday.

Russell Westbrook, who had game highs of 31 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds in a losing cause, sank a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to pull the Thunder level at 103-103 and send the game into over-time.

But Teague sank a 3-point shot, converted a 3-point play and sank two free throws to create the final score as the visiting Pacers improved to 7-7 while Oklahoma City fell to 8-6. "Just wasn't ready," Westbrook said.

"I could have did a lot of things better. I have to come out and be ready to play every night. I feel like I let my guys down and we have to be better." Thaddeus Young had 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers, while Glenn Robinson III had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana, which kept Paul George out of the lineup due to a sore left ankle.

George leads the Pacers with 21.0 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 steals a game. "We have guys that are capable of playing at a high level," Teague said. "They stepped up tonight. We've got confidence in everybody on the roster. It showed." Chicago's Jimmy Butler scored 40 points to power the Bulls over the host Los Angeles Lakers 118-110.