Despite playing well with the Oklahoma City Thunder, many people still believe Paul George's future in the National Basketball Association is still up in the air, as there is still rumors stating he could switch to the Los Angeles Lakers over the summer.
The Los Angeles Lakers (22-31) will host the Oklahoma City Thunder (31-24) at the Staples Center on Thursday (Friday AEDT), just four nights after travelling to the Chesapeake Energy Arena on Sunday (Monday AEDT).
However, sloppy play and a late Thunder run saw the Lakers leading by only six points at the halftime intermission.
Even after their convincing 125-105 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, the Oklahoma City Thunder have a cloud hanging over their head because Paul George will need to decide his future this offseason.
He managed to put up a solid stat line of 29 points, nine rebounds, and two steals. Both are L.A. -area natives.
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Amick reported that the Los Angeles Lakers are the biggest threat to sign with George, with the veteran forward being a California native.
"That's what we're trying to do", Donovan said.
Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan was pleased with the defense against Golden State, especially the way the players communicated and helped each other out.
Brandon Ingram scored 26 points for the Lakers as he continued to handle point guard duties while Lonzo Ball sat out his 11th straight game with a knee injury. The Thunder is just 1-4 against the spread in its last five games overall, is 2-7 against the number in its last nine conference games, and is 5-13 at the betting window in its last 18 games versus an opponent with a losing record. "I think being aggressive for myself and for my teammates gets a lot of guys open and we're just making the next pass available and getting the best shot we can".
The Lakers are 11-4 since January 7, making them the second hottest National Basketball Association team in the past month.
Five Lakers scored in double figures, led by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who had 20 points.