Thunder video: Paul George shows disrespect to Blazers with double pump dunk after the buzzer
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Video: Thunder’s Paul George shows disrespect to Blazers with double pump dunk after the buzzer

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The psychological war between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers is expected to continue, especially after OKC superstar Paul George kind of disrespected their foes.

With the game already decided, George decided to launch a double pump dunk in the dying seconds. While it did not count, it was a sign that George is not thinking of how their opponents will feel. It is an unwritten rule in basketball to just let the time expire when the game is already decided, but George did not care.

The two teams have been trading verbal jabs and have been playing physical in the series. Superstar guard Russell Westbrook and Damian Lillard have made it no secret that they do not like each other. Lillard and the Trail Blazers had the last laugh in the first two games, but it was the Thunder’s turn on Friday night.

The Thunder ran away with a 120-108 win at home at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook backed his words that he will bounce back after a poor showing in Game 2. After scoring just 14 in the previous game, Westbrook erupted for 33 points with four three-pointers.

George also had all the right to troll the Thunder, as he also had a productive night with 22 points to go along with six rebounds and six assists. Jerami Grant added 17 points, Dennis Schroder posted 17 points and six assists, while Steven Adams ended up with 10 points and seven boards.

The Trail Blazers are still holding a 2-1 series lead. Game 4 of the best-of-seven series will be on Sunday in Oklahoma City.