Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George drilled a contested three-pointer and lifted his team past the Houston Rockets, 112-111.
Not only that he hits the game-winner, George also helped his teammate Russell Westbrook to finish the game with triple-double output.
Westbrooks pass to George with time slowly expiring was his tenth for the game. He finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists while George got 27 points and 9 rebounds.
Going to the fourth period, OKC was trailing with 13 points then they found the spark midway in the quarter and completed the comeback with George almost buzzer-beating shot.
“When [Harden] missed it, they got to do something about Russ coming downhill,” George said, via TNT. “They sent two, three guys to him. I was able to free myself to the corner. Russ made the play, I had to make the shot.”
George is very proud with his teammate who became the first player in the league history to record a triple-double average for three straight seasons.
“Nobody can do it. He’s not getting enough credit for it, honestly,” George said, via TNT. “Just watching him close up, like I’ve been saying, I’ve been preaching all year, he leaves everything on the floor. The reason why I came back here is I want to play with a guy like that.”
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One of the leading candidates of this year’s MVP award, James Harden had the last chance to steal the victory with 1.4 seconds remaining but he missed.
Harden led the Rockets with 39 points and 10 rebounds while Chris Paul chipped in with his 24 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.