LOS ANGELES – Paul George knows he knows that the narrative is not a clutch.
This didn't happen late, and on Monday, the All-Star swingman proved it for the first time as a member of the LA Clippers. In the third game of off-session surgery on both shoulders, George beat his old team at the last second. Before a free throw to pass the Clippers to a 90-88 win in the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center, 25.9 seconds left a curvature of the forward 3 and a bay. he buried.
"You know, there was something big [how I] He can't win games, "George said. It doesn't bother me. I'm there to play hard and win the game. I trust myself with every shot I take. It's up to me to do it or miss it. This kind of thing doesn't bother me. "
Thunder often trapped George, hitting less than 33 points for the first time this season, and forcing the swingers into seven communities. After scoring 70 points in 44 minutes in his first two games, George had 18 points and seven rebounds.
But Clippers' coach Doc Rivers called Thunder and George's number at the end of the 88-86. And George re-released the line in the game.
Since the start of the previous season, George has made four forward 3-markers in the last 30 seconds of the fourth quarter or during overtime, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. This is twice as high as other players in the league.
George seems to have reversed his late game; Before the start of last season, he had 12 to 1 in these 3-point attempts in his career.
Rivers said he was preparing a game by releasing Montrezl Harrell and George to catch and shoot with a screen on Chris Paul. "I was thinking who could do a good shot with his size. He had a little something with his size, I felt really good about the timeout. I didn't know he was going to shoot. But I felt we were going to give him a good shot."
Although he underwent surgery to repair a partially torn tendon on his right shoulder in May, and another month later he underwent another surgery for a partial rupture of his left labrum, George did not hit hard. He shot 7 of 14 shots against Oklahoma City and shot 27 for a total of 44, including 12 3-point markings.
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George is looking forward to seeing what the two-way All-Stars will look like when they finally play together.
"You can't shrink the floor when you take me, Lou [Williams]Kaw Kawhi, Trezz, George said George. " You just can't downsize the place. It is not possible for men to get themselves out of the game to the defense and try to face the guards.
Iz You can't do that because Lou, Kawhi or I – whoever gets that kind of defense – we're gonna tear you apart and play aggressively. ”
As for his former team, George said that Oklahoma City was doing well in July: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari, who had two first-round swaps in exchange for five first rounds that sent George to the Clippers.
Gilgeous-Alexander scored 11 points and Gallinari scored 14 points on Monday, but both missed shots in the last 12.3 seconds to lead Thunder.
"I thought it was great for them," George said. “I think Shai proved that he can carry a future star and a burden … that he's just under CP, that he's going to learn a lot. So I received a star.
Ilo Danilo was a proven great scorer. And then how many have they chosen? Their future is bright. Sam Presti is a proven expert in drawing. ”