Russell Westbrook is relieved to finally see Paul George posterize someone again
On Wednesday night, star forward Paul George and the Oklahoma City Thunder (16-15) put together a complete performance when they routed the Utah Jazz 107-79 to have their record above .500 for the first time since Halloween.
In the middle of the third quarter, George (18 points and four assists on the night) brought the Thunder crowd to its feet when he threw down a massive one-handed posterization over Jazz forward Derrick Favors.
According to Royce Young of ESPN, when reigning MVRussell Westbrook was asked after the game about George’s posterization of Favors, he gave a classic type of answer Pwe should expect out of the superstar point guard.
“About time. It’s about time,” Westbrook said with a smirk. “I told him he ain’t dunked on nobody in a long time. So it’s about time he did something.”
Westbrook finished with a game-high 24 points on an impressive 10-of-13 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds, seven assists, four steals, and a monster one-handed dunk of his own. Per a tweet from Young, George said that Westbrook had been giving him a hard time about not being able to attack the rim and dunk like he did on Wednesday night.
“He’s been on my butt all season long about finishing and dunking at the rim,” George said.
The Thunder have now won two straight games and will look to add on to their winning streak Friday night when they host the lowly Atlanta Hawks (7-24) at Chesapeake Energy Arena.