Video: Thunder star Paul George hits game-winning floater to end double OT game vs. Jazz
The Thunder star stepped up when it mattered most for OKC, delivering the knockout blow to a Utah Jazz team that brought them to a double overtime on Friday.
With the Jazz leading 147-146 with 5.8 seconds left on the clock, Paul George took the matters in his own hands and drove to the basket for the winner. Remarkably, it was no ordinary game-winning shot, as PG13 hit a high floater over Rudy Gobert — who was left reaching out for the ball to no avail.
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Even more amazing, George carried the Thunder alone after runningmate Russell Westbrook fouled out in the first overtime. Westbrook finished the game with 43 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, ending his triple-double streak at 11.
George was sensational throughout the game, and he couldn’t end it any better than that clutch shot. He finished with 45 points, nine boards and seven dimes. The 28-year-old All-Star shot an efficient 54.8 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from 3-point territory and 100 percent from the charity stripe.
The Thunder improved to 38-20 on the season, though they remain third in the ultra-tough Western Conference behind the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets. However, they will still feel good with the win, especially with George making a legitimate case as the MVP favorite.