Paul George entered Sunday’s contest in Oklahoma City against the Trail Blazers after going 0-for-6 from 3-point range against the Miami Heat. It’s safe to say George’s struggles continued into this game as he finished 4-of-15 from the field while he went 0-for-7 from the 3-point line. Although George was involved in the Three-Point Contest during All-Star weekend, he has been streaky ever since. He will have four days to get his shot right, as the Thunder will play the Spurs on March 29.
McCollum leads the way
It seems as if every other night, either Damian Lillard or CJ McCollum goes off and scores more than 30 points. This game was all McCollum’s as he tallied 34 points on 14-of-24 shooting. With a Western Conference that is competitive as ever, it’s a good time for him to start heating up.
Playoff atmosphere in OKC
With the playoffs about two weeks away, it’s about that time when the games start to matter a little more and the competition picks up. This game started that way, as late in the third quarter, Ed Davis and Terrance Ferguson got into a scuffle over a rebound. The rest of the players on the floor also got involved and ended with four technical fouls. Playoff basketball is the best basketball.