Paul George, as the joke goes, hits big shots only in commercials.
And against the Nets tonight, apparently.
With his team tied or trailing by three or fewer points in the final 10 seconds, George was shooting 3-for-30, including 1-for-16 on 3-pointers. Until today.
He knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer with three seconds left in the Thunder’s 114-112 win over Brooklyn. Oklahoma City overcame a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit to win its fourth straight.
George finished with 47 points, 25 in the fourth quarter, and 15 rebounds. Russell Westbrook had another triple-double 21 points, 15 rebounds and 17 assists – including George’s game-winner.