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The Thunder will only go as far as Paul George can take them

The Thunder will only go as far as Paul George can take them

After averaging 38 points a game and hitting 45.9 percent from 3 on nearly 10 attempts against the Portland Trail Blazers during the regular season, George scored 26 including just 4-of-15 from 3 in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 104-99 loss in Game 1.

According to Second Spectrum, the Thunder had better quality shots by both quantified shot quality (51.8 to 49.1) and quantified shot probability (51.6 to 51.5) than Portland.

Dennis Schroder, after hitting a career-high eight 3s against the Bucks in the Thunder's final regular season game (OKC hit a franchise-best 23), went 0-of-7.

Paul George had no assists and four turnovers in Oklahoma City's Game 1 loss in Portland.

Editor's Picks Kanter proves critical as Blazers end losing streak Enes Kanter's 20 points and career-postseason-high 18 rebounds were key to Portland's 104-99 win over OKC in the series opener, which snapped a 10-game Blazers playoff losing streak that dated to 2016.

Source: www.espn.com
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