Paul George, OKC teammates have hilarious game-winner celebration
George nailed a breath-taking game-winning 4-point play that sealed the road victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Shortly after the buzzer sounded, he and guard Terrance Ferguson celebrated with a dance that is definitely worthy of making the Meme Team:
PG and Terrance Ferguson hit the "Blueface dance" after the win pic.twitter.com/i4jvSCchC8
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 20, 2019
George simply took over in the fourth quarter, where he scored 14 of his 31 points. He added six rebounds, five assists, and three steals to cap off his night.
The Thunder really look like they are genuinely having fun with each other this season, and this has translated into their play on the court. They look like a different basketball team from the version we saw last season, and it appears they have completely bought in with each other.
Last season, Oklahoma City was in an adjustment period, as they struggled to establish pecking order on offense between Russell Westbrook and Paul George.
This season, George has taken over as the de facto number one option on offense for OKC. This has done wonders for both him and Oklahoma City, as he is currently having the best season of his career.
Westbrook, who had 21 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists in their win against Philly, has taken a step back in terms of his offensive load this year. This has given him the chance to focus on other aspects of his game, such us as his playmaking and defense.
Despite his huge drop off in efficiency, the positives outweigh the negatives, as Westbrook buying in to defense has helped give the Thunder the best defense in the league.
With both their leaders buying in and thriving in their respective roles, the rest of the team has followed suit.