The Pelicans were able to leave Oklahoma City with a 114-100 victory, pushing the Thunder's losing streak to three games. Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony have each had a big game against Denver this season, but George has struggled against the Nuggets, averaging 10.5 points and shooting 33 percent despite playing 41 minutes per game.
He's been a very selective three-point shooter as this season has progressed, but he launched six attempts Friday, hitting three, including two to end any Thunder hopes of rallying late. Paul George is adding 21.8 points per game for OKC.
With the game knotted up, coach Malone drew up an inbound play that appeared to be designed for Jokic to take the last shot. Davis and Pelicans teammate DeMarcus Cousins are the only players to average at least 24 points and 10 rebounds in each of the last four seasons.
It is good to see the Nuggets finally got a game winning shot to go after the week they have had as it will give them some momentum going forward. The stakes were obviously much higher this time, and a lot of things happened on that final play that could make the National Basketball Association officials' two-minute report quite interesting on Friday.
The Wizards had eight players score in double figures in their third straight win without All-Star point guard John Wall, who had surgery on his left knee on Wednesday. He is averaging 16.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this season. A Thunder starter didn't shoot a free throw until 3:25 in the third quarter, Denver determined to make Westbrook drive and kick. From there, the game opened for the Nuggets as Nikola Jokic settled into a groove in all aspects.