Age: 25 Height: 7-0 Weight: 255 lbs School: Pittsburgh
Paul George heard the ''MVP! MVP!'' chants from the sellout crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena, and while the Oklahoma City star appreciated them, he was happier the Thunder had just beaten the foe that ended their season last spring. George went 5 of 6 from 3-point range and scored 31 points, Dennis Schroder added 23 and the Thunder beat the Utah Jazz 122-113 on Monday night. Steven Adams had 22 points in the first meeting since the Jazz downed the Thunder in six games in the first round of last season's Western Conference playoffs.
The Chicago Bulls endured injuries to key players and a coaching change this week. Lauri Markkanen scored 24 points and drove for the go-ahead layup in the closing seconds to lead the Bulls to a 114-112 victory over Oklahoma City on Friday and their first win under coach Jim Boylen. The Thunder's Russell Westbrook had just hit a tying layup when Markkanen spun around Paul George and banked in a layup over the outstretch arm of Steven Adams, making it 114-112 with 4.9 seconds left.
DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit hadn't lost in 12 days. Oklahoma City has been on a tear since the end of October.
On Monday night, it was the Thunder who stayed hot.
Steven Adams scored 21 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 and the Thunder routed the Pistons