Oklahoma City had lost four games in a row, were not playing as a unit offensively but as individuals, and they were getting frustrated. So they called the dreaded “team meeting,” which is essentially the Festivus Airing of Grievances in sports form.
One thing to come out of that meeting — Paul George went off.
He dropped 42 on the Clippers, then turned around and had 37 against the Mavericks, and he was a combined +47 in those two games. George seemed to spend the first weeks of the season trying to fit in and not rock the boat, then came out of that meeting ready to be aggressive. Finally.
Those were two wins for the Thunder, although playing two weak teams (the Clippers have dropped six in a row) has helped. We’ll see if the Thunder and George can sustain it.