George scored 25 of his 47 factors in a sensational fourth quarter, together with a go-ahead Three-pointer with Three.1 seconds left that gave the Thunder a 114-112 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday evening.
George rallied the Thunder from a 23-point deficit and completed a degree shy of his profession excessive, main them to a fourth straight victory in a sport they trailed large for a lot of the best way.
However they acquired shut after which acquired the ball to George on their final possession, and there was no shock that he nailed the shot.
“Yeah, it felt good,” George stated. “I had the new hand, I knew I had the new hand. I simply felt good all sport.”
Russell Westbrook had his 108th profession triple-double to snap a tie with former Nets star and coach Jason Kidd for third in NBA historical past, ending with 21 factors, 17 assists and 15 rebounds.
George’s gradual begin helped ship the Thunder into their large gap, however it was George who made positive they climbed out of it. And Westbrook made positive George knew to not lose his confidence even when his shot wasn’t falling.
“My job is to guarantee that I always hold telling him to remain aggressive, to play his sport, as a result of he is that sort of man, man,” Westbrook stated. “He can get sizzling. He is a famous person on this league; and as you seen tonight, when he will get sizzling, he can change the sport for us.”
The Nets’ Allen Crabbe scored 22 factors and tied a season excessive with seven Three-pointers, however Brooklyn dropped its eighth straight sport. Joe Harris added 19 factors, but the Nets misplaced in one other shut end after falling simply quick in current losses to Philadelphia, Memphis and at last Cleveland on a basket by Alec Burks.
“What is the definition of madness? The identical, again and again, and never altering, not adjusting,” Nets veteran Jared Dudley stated.
“On the finish, I do not know if it is a swap or not a swap. Paul George hits a wide-open Three, Burks scores…