PG on a Streak of His Own


The NBA has records that go unnoticed by the NBA every year. Take Russell Westbrook’s 15-game streak of 10+ rebounds — an NBA record for guards — and Magic Johnson’s 44-game streak of 10+ assists for example. All great streaks go overlooked in the hustle and bustle of an NBA season, but the absence of Paul George’s current streak coverage is strange.

In Tuesday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets, he extended his streak of at least two made threes to 39. A streak that George holds on his own and has only been passed once before. Of course, the closest players to this current streak are Steph Curry at 37 games and Buddy Hield at 25.

What makes this streak so special for PG is that something like this has never happened in franchise history. Kevin Durant held the previous record in his MVP season. Durant’s streak of 18 games has been more than doubled, giving something OKC has needed in recent years– a deadly three-point threat.

Since the streak began, the Thunder are 24-14. In that time frame, OKC has crawled from the bottom of the league’s three-point percentage heap to a top 5 team since January. Keep streakin’, Paul.

George (shoulder) has been ruled out for tonight’s game against Philadelphia, but the Thunder look to continue their playoff push against a sans-Embiid Sixers squad.




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