With Raymond Felton and Patrick Patterson taking the place of Westbrook and Anthony in the starting lineup, the Thunder were depending on Paul George to help lead them to victory, but he couldn't sustain his hot start. When the day was over, a win by their largest margin this season showed they have more to sell than cap space. According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Thunder is 3-point road favorites to beat the Lakers, who opened as 3-point home underdogs.
Five Lakers scored in double figures, led by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who had 20 points.
Despite playing well with the Oklahoma City Thunder, many people still believe Paul George's future in the National Basketball Association is still up in the air, as there is still rumors stating he could switch to the Los Angeles Lakers over the summer.
Los Angeles is riding a three-game winning streak both straight up and against the spread.
Westbrook appears to have suffered the injury during Tuesday's emphatic win over the Warriors despite posting 34 points, nine rebounds and nine assists during that contest.
"We call him Charles Barkley", Randle said.
The Lakers ended the first quarter on a 21-8 run that saw them end the game's first frame with a 30-27 lead.
"I don't know if whether I'm going to LA, or what I'm going to do this offseason". Against Dallas on November 13 when Anthony sat with a sore back, Donovan started Jerami Grant at power forward. Though Lonzo Ball has missed the last 11 games with a knee injury, as Los Angeles has gone 7-4 SU and ATS.
Who Public Bettors Like: Oklahoma City.
"I don't think we need any more fines", Kuzma said with a laugh, referencing the $50,000 tampering fine the Lakers received for Magic Johnson's praise of Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. I'm happy with playing with Russ, happy with playing with Melo, and this organisation.
George is averaging 22.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.