OKC's Westbrook, Anthony out for second straight game

Without Westbrook and Carmelo Thunder cruise to win over Grizzlies

Without Westbrook and Carmelo Thunder cruise to win over Grizzlies

George led the contest in scoring and clearly benefitted from Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony both being sidelined with ankle injuries.

The Thunder have not provided a status for Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

George scored 56.2 FanDuel points on Sunday, compared to his average of 39.1 FanDuel points per game for the season. The last time these teams met, January 20th 2018, Oklahoma City beat Cleveland 148-124 (George: 36 pts; Westbrook: 23 pts, 20 ast).

Grizzlies: Host the Thunder on Wednesday night.

Both Westbrook and Anthony did participate in practice with the rest of the Thunder Monday and went through every drill.

Even more impressively, the club was able to set a franchise record for most three-pointers made in the first half of a game (11) and tie the franchise record for most three-pointers made in a game (16).

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Everytime PG13 went to the line, Thunder fans chanted "We want Paul!" and "We love Paul!"

Michael Sykes (SB Nation) on Thunder fans and the "We Want Paul!" chant: "The Lakers have always been connected to Paul George in free agency this summer and Lakers fans joined in on the pursuit with a "We want Paul" chant in the Staples Center on Thursday night".

George enjoyed his trips to the free throw line most, when much of the chanting occurred.

But using Abrines against the Grizzlies, a team which had missed lead guard Tyreke Evans for the games preceding Sunday's, wasn't just about the starters.

Cleveland has new life now after unloading some veterans who did not fit in while adding hungry, young players in their place. Coinciding with Memphis, games including the Thunder also have typically finished under the O/U total (57.1 percent). He is averaging 25.5 points, 10.3 assists and 9.3 rebounds. Look for Westbrook to play, and join back up with Paul George. "We got shots, we worked on some defensive stuff, concepts". Russell Westbrook is expected to be back for Oklahoma City. It was amusing. I called Sam after that and said, 'That was to my buddies, that wasn't to you guys.' He laughed about it. "I think that spot, it could be different". "Obviously, they have guys who are capable shooters but we just didn't do a good enough job off the ball defensively to help one another".

Around the League: The new-look Cavs rolled over Boston yesterday.... They absolutely thrashed the Boston Celtics 121-99 on Paul Pierce's jersey retirement night.

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