Thunder video: Steven Adams stuffs nosebleed with tissue and plays
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Video: Thunder’s Steven Adams stuffs nosebleed with tissue and continues to play

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It takes a lot to bring down Steven Adams. Listed at 7’0 265, the Oklahoma City Thunder center is a very large man. Adams is known as one of the toughest players in the league, and he showed why Tuesday night.

In a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Adams took a shot to the nose. It drew a ton of blood, but Adams barely batted an eye. He had it stuffed with a tissue and continued playing with blood pouring out his nose as if nothing had happened.

Adams has always been a fan-favorite, and it’s not hard to see why. He plays with a ton of heart and hustle and doesn’t let anything bother him.

He’s also having a great year and is averaging career highs in points and rebounds. For the season, he’s averaging 14.6 points and 9.7 rebounds, while adding 0.8 blocks and 1.6 steals per game.

The Thunder have really struggled the past couple of weeks as Paul George sat out with a shoulder injury. They lost four straight games at one point, and only snapped the streak with a narrow win over the Grizzlies.

George made his return tonight against the Grizzlies, which is a huge boost to Oklahoma City as they look to hold onto the third seed in the Western Conference. Fortunately for the Thunder, Adams wasn’t hurt too badly, and they aren’t going to be losing him on the very night George returns.