The Rundown: George hits game-winner vs. Warriors

Published December 3, 2023, 3:00 PMJon Carlos Rodriguez

Paul George hit a stepback 3-pointer for the Clippers' first lead of the game and they hung on for a 113-112 victory after trailing by 22 points in the second half.


Clippers 113, Warriors 112

Timberwolves 123, Hornets 117

Nets 129, Magic 101

Cavaliers 110, Pistons 101

Pacers 144, Heat 129

Bulls 124, Pelicans 118

Bucks 132, Hawks 121

Thunder 126, Mavericks 120

Suns 116, Grizzlies 109

Jazz 118, Trail Blazers 113

Nuggets Kings 123, Nuggets 117

Lakers 107, Rockets 97

What went down

The Golden State Warriors are coming off a win against the Los Angeles Clippers just days ago, and it certainly looked like they were going to run it back.

Down 22 in the third, the Clippers somehow turned things around and got to within two with 10 seconds left in the game.

Paul George (25 points) went full-on PG mode in the clutch, draining a step-back 3 for the eventual game-winner.

The Warriors still had a chance to win it, but Steph Curry elected to dish out to Draymond Green (who hit four 3s in the first quarter) to the corner for a buzzer-beating 3. No good. 

The Clippers' win was big for a team struggling to get it going despite bringing together a number of big-named stars under one roster.

They improve to 9-10 while the Warriors slip to 9-11.

Big-time ballers

Mikal Bridges went off against the streaking Orlando Magic, scoring a career-high 34 points in the first half alone. He finished with 42 points to end the Magic’s nine-game winning streak.

Without Zach LaVine, an unlikely hero in Coby White emerged. White scored 31 points on eight 3s to give the hapless Chicago Bulls a much-needed win. 

De’Aaron Fox has no problems with being the Sacramento Kings’ go-to hero, this time taking the role of facilitator. Fox dished out a career-high 16 assists in a win versus the defending champs Denver Nuggets.

What he said 

There’s nothing better than two scoring killers showing love and respect to each other: 

Did you see that?

Paolo Banchero may have walked away from the Brooklyn game with a loss, but he also got away with this poster: 

The Dallas Mavericks went on a crazy 30-0 scoring run versus the Oklahoma City Thunder. What’s crazier is that they lost the game by six.

Extra pass

It’s about that time in the In-Season Tournament when games have the highest stakes. Win and move on to semis; lose one and gone are the chances to win the NBA Cup and the cash prize. 

The Boston Celtics and the Indiana Pacers will face for that semis slot in the East at 8:30 AM while the New Orleans Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings tip-off at 11:00 AM for that first West semis spot.