The forward Paul George became the leader who led the Los Angeles Clippers to a 90-88 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, his former team.
George, who contributed 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists, with seven turnovers, made a decisive triple 25 seconds from the end of a game in which the Clippers overcame the absence of forward Kawhi Leonard, who suffers a concussion in the left knee.
Another prominent player was the pivot Montrezl Harrell who ended his participation with a double-double of 28 goals and 12 rebounds.
The triumph allowed the Clippers to put an 8-1 mark in the matches that have played in their Staples Center field and stand with a 9-5 overall.
The Thunder had achieved the tie (86-86) with a triple of the former Clippers player. Italian power forward Danilo Gallinari and baseman Chris Paul, who also played with the Angelian team, made two personal shots after receiving a personal foul from George who put the Oklahoma City franchise ahead (89-88).
But George came up with his best touch of wrist when the team needed it most and got the triple that would decide the final score and the triumph of the Cilppers.
The defeat left the Thunder with a losing score of 0-5 in the games they played outside their field.
Paul scored 22 points, with 10 of 11 in free throws, before his former team and ended up as the leader of the Thunder offensive (5-8), while Gallinari contributed 14 points as the second highest scorer of the Oklahoma City team.
Canadian baseman Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, another former Clippers player, scored 11 points despite committing five personal fouls.