Paul George silences critics with monstrous performance

Paul George is back. After struggling to find his shot for the later part of the season, the athlete erupted for 36 points in Sunday's game against the Utah Jazz.

Tom Miller

The Western Conference has been put on alert: Paul George and the Thunder made a statement Sunday with their impressive 116-108 win over the Utah Jazz. 


Although the score may seem close, the Thunder dominated the game after clawing back from an early deficit. George was unconscious from behind the line drilling 8 out 11 threes on his way to 36 points. Though he missed time late in the fourth quarter due to a hip contusion, George will reportedly play in game 2.

I'm going to bring it to that level on a nightly basis. Obviously, I was hot tonight, but that's the level I am going to bring it to every night.

Rookie Donovan Mitchell led the way for the Jazz dropping 27 points to go along with 10 boards. He exited the game late in the fourth quarter due to an ankle sprain, but luckily his MRI has come back negative, and he is expected to play in game two. 


Russell Westbrook also pitched in 29 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 assists to go alongside Carmelo Anthony's 15 points and 7 rebounds. 


Game 2 will be played in Oklahoma City Wednesday night at 7:00 PM CST and will be broadcasted on NBA TV.