"It feels like we can take any shot we want, you know Steve's going to go get it", George said.
Young noted part of the adjustment has been using Anthony as more of a catch-and-shoot player instead of an isolated attacker, considering Westbrook has the ball so much.
Oklahoma City started strong in the second half.
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball (knee) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Indiana Pacers. "He's our guy that needs to bully other teams and he did that offensively tonight, I thought he did a good job of that".
While he collected only one rebound, he did manage to double that production when it came to avoiding questions about his play.
Lakers rookies Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma each finished among their position's top 10 in all-star voting by the fans, players and media.
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Some parents WTOC spoke with say they bring their children to the MLK Jr. "Have things gotten better? Yes". King's message of fighting hate with love, Morris said, is one that should never be forgotten.
The injury news got worse for the Lakers. Caldwell-Pope also contributed 10 points before he went to the locker room in the second quarter.
And Randle, who scored all 16 of his points in the first half on a streak where he made eight straight shots, couldn't be bothered to get to the glass.
Players are required by National Basketball Association rules to make themselves available after games. As a team, the Lakers shot just 39 percent from the field and 12 of 35 from the three-point line but they were fighting an uphill battle after falling behind by 20 points heading into the fourth quarter. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Thunder is 9.5-point home favorite to beat the Lakers, who opened as 10-point road underdog.
But it has taken this eight-game stretch for people to realize just how much Roberson affects the defense and rebounding aspects of the game. He was one of two Lakers to score in double figures.
The Thunder play at Cleveland on Saturday.
George, on Oklahoma City's defense: "It always comes down to defense".