Paul George scores 29 points with 9 rebounds for short-handed Thunder


Amick reported that the Los Angeles Lakers are the biggest threat to sign with George, with the veteran forward being a California native. With a matchup between the Lakers and Thunder at the Staples Center set for Thursday, George spoke with Sam Amick of USA Today Sports about where he now stands on his upcoming career-altering decision.

Anthony finished with zero points on 0 of 4 shooting and an assist in six minutes.

The Thunder didn't do too well as a team, but George did well with Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony both sidelined due to ankle injuries.

Oklahoma City had been starting rookie Terrance Ferguson at shooting guard since Andre Roberson went down with a season-ending knee injury on January 27, but coach Billy Donovan started small forward Josh Huestis in place of Ferguson on Tuesday because of the length of Golden State's wings. "We're ready for these challenges. Go back to those games where we lost to teams we should have beat, we wouldn't be in this situation, but the highlight of everything is consistency".

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Oklahoma City Blue two-way players Daniel Hamilton and P.J. "Well, I mean I'm happy here", he said. During that game, the Lakers front court pair of Brook Lopez and Julius Randle combined for 39 points as the Lakers shot an impressive 43 percent from the three-point line. Ingram handled point guard duties with rookie Lonzo Ball sitting out his 11th straight game with knee soreness.

"Just trying to play the game the right way", Ingram told reporters after the game. The previous two games between the teams saw the Thunder roll to wins by an average of more than 30 points, including a 133-96 blowout victory at Staples Center on January 3.

The Lakers are 11-4 since January 7, making them the second hottest National Basketball Association team in the past month.

Five Lakers scored in double figures, led by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who had 20 points. "He's huge for us".