Kiwi centre Steven Adams continued his stellar recent NBA play with a dominant display in the Oklahoma City Thunder's overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday (NZT).
Adams posted an impressive line of 10 points and a staggering 18 rebounds, along with three assists and two steals, to help his side clinch a 111-103 victory at the Barclays Center, where Brooklyn's Kiwi general manager Sean Marks looked on.
The 26-year-old's third straight double-double came just a day after he notched a season-high 24 points and 15 rebounds against the Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, one of the league's best centres.
"We could've done a lot better, but we'll take the win," said Adams afterwards. "We weren't really executing our stuff early either.
"That's just the way basketball goes sometimes - it was just good we were able to pull it out."
The visitors fought back from a fourth-quarter deficit, led by veteran point guard Chris Paul, who's rediscovered his All Star-calibre form in recent weeks, after a tentative start to his tenure in Oklahoma.
Through the fourth quarter and overtime, Paul poured in 20 points on 7/8 shooting, finishing with 28 points and six rebounds to get his side over the line.
With six wins from their past seven games, the Thunder currently sit in seventh place in the NBA's Western Conference, inside the playoff cut and now six wins clear of the eighth-placed San Antonio Spurs.
They'll return home to take on Houston Rockets - featuring former Thunder stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook - on Friday (NZ time).