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What a night for Paul George, Russell Westbrook and the Thunder last night. Down by as many as 15 points they rallied in the 4th quarter, going on a 15-0 run at one point and when James Harden missed a free throw Russell Westbrook grabbed the rebound, passed the ball to Steven Adams who gave it back to Russ, Westbrook then found Paul George in the corner for some magic. Watch the magic happen from Fox Sports Oklahoma.
And here's a really up close look from a fan who was sitting on the front row at The Peake.
Russ led the Thunder with 29 points, also 12 rebounds and 10 assists...PG with 27...Terrance Ferguson added 16 and hit 3 threes. Before the Thunder could claim the win they had to hold one last shove from James Harden and one last 3-point attempt. Done and done.
The Thunder are in Milwaukee for tonight's game against the Bucks... and they will likely rest their main guys since they have everything sewn up in the East...OKC is expected to play the regulars...a Thunder win puts them in 6th place, a loss will likely drop them to 8th. If 6th OKC could play Portland, Denver or Houston again depending on other games tonight. Even with a loss the Thunder could still end up 6th if both San Antonio and the LA Clippers lose tonight.
With the forecast of cold, rainy weather for Saturday...OU's moved it's spring football game to Friday evening. Kickoff set for 7:30...the Lee Brice concert will be at 6:30...weather should be pretty nice on Friday.
A couple of basketball coaching moves...OSU has hired Eric Pastrana as an assistant on Mike Boynton's basketball staff...those two coached together at Stephen F. Austin...and OU assistant basketball coach Kevin Kruger, Lon's son, is leaving his father's staff to be an assistant at UNLV.