Thunder star Paul George is in the midst of the best 10-game scoring stretch of his career
On Wednesday night, Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George led his team to an away victory against the Los Angeles Lakers. The 6-foot-9 swingman went on a tear yet again, dropping 37 big points against the LeBron James-less Lakers.
This performance was only the latest in George’s recent offensive rampage, and as pointed out by NBA stats guru Justin Kubatko, the 28-year-old is currently in the midst of the best 10-game scoring stretch of his entire NBA career:
Paul George has 329 points over his last 10 games, the most he has ever scored in any 10-game stretch in his career. pic.twitter.com/8CM24o1L1D
— Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) January 3, 2019
That’s an average of 32.9 points in the past 10 games for George. What’s even more impressive is the fact that he has been shooting it lights out, with an average clip of 48.9 percent on 23.7 attempts during this stretch. Moreover, the five-time All-Star is also putting up 3.5 3-pointers on 40.7 percent shooting, 8.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 2.3 steals in 36.6 minutes of action over the last 10 games.
Those are definitely very impressive numbers from George, as he has single-handedly propelled himself into the MVP conversation at this point in the season. The fact that teammate Russell Westbrook has been on a roller-coaster ride of a season thus far only further proves how huge George’s play has been for OKC.
Wednesday night’s performance against the Lakers was extra special for George, considering how he was on the receiving end of endless jeers and smack talk from Lakers supporters throughout the evening. The home crowd was obviously still feeling salty about George’s decision to spurn a potential move to Los Angeles this past summer.
George let his game do the talking, and he certainly showed the crowd exactly what they were missing.