Paul George is feeling well - and found his shooting touch. The All-Star forward scored a season-high 35 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder rout the New York Knicks 128-103 on Wednesday night. George made 13 of 22 shots, including 5 of 11 3-pointers.
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Timberwolves guard Derrick Rose has been on the court for three of the most gruesome NBA leg injuries, the most recent being the leg injury Nets guard Caris LeVert suffered Monday night against Minnesota. Many fans on NBA Twitter were quick to make the observation.
Paul George took an extra step a split second after the music suddenly vanished like a record scratch that stops a party in its tracks. His crispy white Off-White x Nike Air Force 1 sneakers landed on a square picture of a caricature turkey on the floor bypassing the one with the bale of hay. Thinking he had the upper hand, George's face had a mischievous grin that morphed into feigned disbelief after one hearty spin of the wheel from Andre Roberson slowly clicked to a halt on the bale of hay. The room erupted in laughter after a round of Turkey Walk––an adaptation of musical chairs. On Tuesday, the entire Thunder team brought good times and endless fun to the students and families at Positive
After using the same starters for the last nine games, New York Knicks coach David Fizdale might overhaul his lineup for Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. "We are going to look at some more stuff, me and the staff, when we get on the plane," Fizdale told reporters Tuesday before the Knicks left for Oklahoma City. "Look at some groups and I may make some changes, but I'm not there yet." If Fizdale does decide to tweak things from the lineup that's gone 3-6, it figures to affect rookie forward Kevin Knox, who has had two solid games after missing seven games early in the season with an ankle injury. That move could move Frank Ntilikina out of the starting lineup. Moving Ntilikina
7:00 p.m. CT Fox Sports Oklahoma WWLS the Sports Animal and the All game long, the Thunder is going to soar for defensive rebounds, stretch for deflections then burst out into transition for opportunities in the open floor. But there will be times against the New York Knicks on Wednesday night just like there were Monday against the Phoenix Suns where Head Coach Billy Donovan's squad will look to take one collective breath, get organized and execute a half court play to perfection. The balance of still playing with tempo – a level of harmonious quickness and timing – while attacking methodically isn't always an easy task. But in order to be a great team, the Thunder needs to be able to execute
So far this season, the Thunder have been winning games due to defensive effort, as they sit in the top 5 of defensive efficiency. While the opponents have been sub-par so far, the early returns have been cause for optimism. I've been in discussion with WTLC readers about the long-time concerns I've had with our pick and roll defensive scheme, so I wanted to put something together detailing some of what I'm seeing that is concerning to me, using one Ultimately, the goal of any defense is to make the opponent take inefficient shots, and to force turnovers (usually in that order of priority). The Thunder has been excellent at the latter of these items, but generally hasn't been good at the former.
For the 2018-19 NBA season, Nike's kicking the inspiration for its City Edition jerseys up a notch. The Swoosh sought inspiration from a variety of sources for this year's lineup, part of which was previewed with special threads for the Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Minnesota Timberwovles, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, and Philadelphia 76ers. Highlights of the collection include the Nets' Notorious B.I.G.-inspired top which mimics the Coogi sweaters favored by the late Brooklyn MC. Meanwhile, Minnesota's jersey looks to Minneapolis native Prince and his classic album Purple Rain in celebration of the late artist's 60th birthday. Elsewhere,
The Oklahoma City Thunder will celebrate Native American Heritage Month throughout November. The month will tip off with the Thunder's game against the New York Knicks at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14. The game will include pregame festivities throughout the arena and in-game features of Native American culture, and will be highlighted by the on-court debut of the City Edition turquoise uniforms. On the 14th, David Wilson from the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference at United Methodist Church will lead the invocation, and members from Seminole Nation Honor Guard will present the colors. The national anthem will be performed by the Chickasaw Nation Choir and the halftime presentation will feature Emcee
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George igualó su mejor marca de la temporada, con 32 puntos, y atinó seis de 10 triples para que el Thunder de Oklahoma City aplastara el lunes 118-101 a los Suns de Phoenix. Dennis Schroder añadió 20 unidades y nueve asistencias a la causa del Thunder, que ha ganado ocho de sus últimos nueve compromisos tras comenzar la temporada con una foja de 0-4. En tanto, los Suns han perdido cuatro duelos en fila y 11 de los últimos 12. Dos de esas derrotas han sido en Oklahoma City. El Thunder anotó 22 puntos sin respuesta en el primer cuarto, y mantuvo a Phoenix sin puntos durante casi siete minutos para tomar la ventaja por 24-5. Oklahoma City no volvió a mirar atrás y tuvo
Westbrook has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Knicks, Brett Dawson of The Athletic reports. Westbrook had already been ruled out for Wednesday's game, but there was then some hope regarding his status after he participated in morning shootaround. Further evaluations, however, led to Westbrook remaining out for the fourth straight contest. Dennis Schroeder will continue to start in his place, but it looks like the All-Star point guard could be close to making his return.