Latest Paul George News

OKC's Westbrook defiant after another first-round exit

Apr. 25, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After a drama-filled and disappointing season for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook remains as defiant as ever. The All-Star point guard averaged a triple-double for the third straight season and nearly averaged one in the playoffs. But Portland bounced the Thunder in five...

Once again, Lillard Time moves Blazers along in the playoffs

Apr. 24, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If Damian Lillard's series-clinching walkoff 3-pointer against the Thunder looked vaguely familiar, it's because he's done it before. His buzzer-beating 3 sent Houston packing back in 2014. It may have been from a different spot and against a different team, but it was the same...

Lillard has 50 and Blazers oust Thunder in 5 games

Apr. 24, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench. "That was the last word," he afterward. "That was having the last word." Lillard finished with a franchise playoff-record 50 points and Portland...

Lillard sparks Portland past Oklahoma City for 3-1 lead

Apr. 22, 2019 1:34 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook went cold just when Dame Time hit in the third quarter again. Now time's almost up for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Damian Lillard scored 15 of his 24 points in the third quarter, and the Portland Trail Blazers held Westbrook without a basket in the second half in...

Celtics can sweep; Warriors, Raptors, Blazers aiming at 3-1

Apr. 20, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The stars have been stars in these playoffs. Kyrie Irving has Boston on the cusp of sweeping away Indiana Pacers. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Golden State are coming off a game against the Los Angeles Clippers where the Warriors looked very much like the NBA champions again. Damian...

Westbrook leads Thunder past Trail Blazers, 120-108

Apr. 20, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook called his play in Game 2 "unacceptable." It was more than acceptable in Game 3. He had 33 points and 11 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 on Friday night to cut their series deficit to 2-1. Thunder forward Paul George...

Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes

Apr. 19, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines. The Magic got a split of...

Pacers' resiliency faces tough test with 2-0 deficit

Apr. 18, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thaddeus Young and Bojan Bogdanovic ignored those who doubted the Indiana Pacers last season. They're even more determined to prove them wrong in the playoffs. The veterans who helped the Pacers exceed expectations after losing Paul George in a trade and kept them together following...

Thunder's Paul George out of sync, looking to find rhythm

Apr. 18, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — When Paul George has been rolling this season, so has Oklahoma City. The Thunder's All-Star forward has been off his game against Portland, and OKC has struggled against the Trail Blazers. Yes, George is averaging 26.5 points in their first-round playoff series, but he's making just 27...

Blazers go up 2-0 against the Thunder with 114-94 win

Apr. 17, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum likes when games get gritty. The guard scored 33 points as the Portland Trail Blazers took a 2-0 lead in their playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 114-94 victory on Tuesday night. Tense at times with plenty of jawing back-and-forth between the teams,...