The Oklahoma City Thunder took down the Utah Jazz 116-108 in Game 1 of their first-round series on Sunday evening. The Thunder were led by superb play of Russell Westbrook (as usual) and Paul George. Westbrook came close to another triple-double, scoring 29 points, pulling down 13 rebounds, and dishing out eight assists. But it was George’s insane shooting from behind the arc that was the main story of this game.
George drained 8-of-11 three-point attempts and had an extremely efficient 36 points, in a performance that had to have Lakers fans drooling.
On George’s eighth three, he dropped Royce O’Neale with a nasty behind-the-back dribble, and nailed a triple. This three-pointer got an “OOOOOH! HE’S NOT HUMAN!” call from the outstanding Ian Eagle:
The Thunder will look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead when they host the Jazz in Game 2 on Wednesday night.