Paul George scored an efficient 31 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the visiting Utah Jazz 122-113 on Monday night. It was the first meeting between the teams since the Jazz’s first-round playoff series win over Oklahoma City last season. George was 8 of 10 from the field and 5 of 6 from 3-point range, scoring 17 of his points during the Thunder’s 42-point third quarter. Late in the third quarter, Utah’s Jae Crowder flipped over a pass in the direction of teammate Donovan Mitchell. However, George was there by the time the ball arrived, picking off the pass and starting a rush the other way, which ended with George lobbing the ball to Jerami Grant for a thunderous dunk to put Oklahoma City up 92-67. READ: Fox sparks 2nd-half rally, Kings beat Bulls 108-89 That play put the exclamation point on a 20-6 run in a third quarter when the Thunder scored their most points in a period since Nov. 2. Oklahoma City did it by forcing the Jazz into seven turnovers in the third, turning all but one of them into two points on the other end. After turning the ball over 11 times in the first… Read full this story
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