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WATCH: Paul George puts on a show in a highlight duel with James Harden

Sunday 10 February 2019 08:40, UK

Paul George scored 45 points against the Rockets 1:58
Paul George went off to score 45 points in the Oklahoma City Thunder's comeback win over the Houston Rockets.

It was a clash between two MVP candidates on Saturday as Paul George and James Harden went head-to-head in Houston.

It did not disappoint. The two of them combined for 87 points, but it was George who came out on top with 45 of his own to lead a brilliant comeback that saw Oklahoma City Thunder rally back from 26 points down to claim a 117-112 win over the Rockets.

George added 11 rebounds to his tally and torched the Houston defence with six three-pointers while going 15-for-18 from the free-throw line.

Game leaders

Oklahoma City Thunder

  • Points: Paul George - 45
  • Assists: Russell Westbrook - 11
  • Rebounds: Russell Westbrook - 12

 

Houston Rockets

  • Points: James Harden - 42
  • Assists: Chris Paul - 9
  • Rebounds: Kenneth Faried - 12

Indeed, it was his four free throws in the final four seconds that sealed the win after Russell Westbrook had given them a 113-112 lead with 26 seconds left.

So while Harden stretched his 30-plus streak to 29 games, it was George who took the spotlight on Saturday.

Click on the video above to watch his highlight plays…

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