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Thunder’s Steven Adams defends Chris Paul for jersey-tucking incident vs. Timberwolves

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Steven Adams of the Oklahoma City Thunder recently responded to Chris Paul and the controversial delay of game call against the Minnesota Timberwolves that led to a miraculous Thunder win a few weeks ago:

For those of you that have forgotten, Chris Paul (the NBA’s ultimate snitch) brought an untucked jersey of the Timberwolves’ Jordan Bell to a referee’s attention, upon which the ref called a delay of game due to his jersey being untucked.

Because that was the second delay of game for the Wolves, the Thunder were allowed to shoot a technical free throw in order to cut their deficit to two. After a missed free throw, the Thunder got the ball, and Adams made a bonkers full-court pass to Dennis Schröder, who swiftly put up a layup, which went in and sent the game to overtime. The Thunder won the game by a final score of 139 to 127 in overtime – a period in which the Wolves were visibly shellshocked.

While OKC was widely expected to be one of the worst teams in the NBA, they have surprisingly feisty and have a record of 14-14 as of this writing and are the current 7-seed in the West behind the continued great play of Paul, Adams, Schröder, Danilo Gallinari and second-year guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.

Adams’s opinions on the delay of game call are clear via this clip, and the 26-year-old Thunder veteran is putting up career-highs in rebounding this season with 9.6 rebounds per game unshackled from his boxing out for Russell Westbrook’s triple-double sprees. The six-year veteran is also putting up career-highs in blocks per game with 1.3.