Russell Westbrook's triple-double picked up the slack for Paul George, who only scored ten points against his former team, and helped the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Indiana Pacers 114-96 on Wednesday night.
Westbrook finished with 28 points, 16 assists and 10 rebounds and Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder to take the pressure off George.
Steven Adams added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder, who snapped a two-game skid.
Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis, who were sent from Oklahoma City to Indiana as part of the George deal, both started against their former team. Oladipo scored 35 points on 11 for 18 shooting.
Darren Collison scored 18 points.
The Thunder led 54-48 at halftime behind 15 points from Anthony and 11 points and 10 assists from Westbrook. Oladipo scored 21 points before the break.
Oklahoma City got it going early in the second half. A 3-pointer by Josh Huestis put the Thunder ahead 70-57. A driving layup by Westbrook expanded the lead to 82-66 with about three minutes left in the period.
Indiana hosts the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.