Steven Adams has made an emphatic return from a one-game injury absence to help the Oklahoma City Thunder to a much-needed win against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Kiwi centre showed no signs of the calf complaint that sidelined him against the Suns, posting 18 points, 10 rebounds and three steals, as the Thunder fought back to claim a 128-110 win at Chesapeake Arena.
It continues Adams' glowing start to the new NBA season, registering his fourth double-double through five games. Although the sample size is small, he's improved his rebounding numbers by a mammoth three per game, up from nine to 12.3.
His efforts have been in stark contrast with the Thunder's slow start to the season, suffering four straight losses to tip-off their campaign.
But the comprehensive win over the Clippers marks their second consecutive win, as they finally start to find some rhythm to their offence, particularly from three-point range.
The Thunder were lead by huge performances from All-Star duo Paul George and Russell Westbrook.
Both players poured in 32 points apiece, while George added 12 rebounds and Westbrook nine assists. Italian Danilo Gallinari was the Clippers' best with 27 points.
The Thunder will seek three straight, when they travel to Charlotte to take on the Hornets on Friday.