Throughout the early part of this season, NBA TV has been running a hypothetical one-on-one tournament, matching the game's greatest current players and allowing the fans to vote on who would win.
The current showdown: Kevin Durant vs. Paul George. The in-progress fan results: Durant 66 percent to George's 34 percent.
“One-on-one, that's what I do, that's what I grew up on,” Durant said when asked of the hypothetical matchup. “That's how I kinda molded my game. So I feel as though he is one of the top one-on-one players and I am one of the top, as well. It'd be a good matchup. I won't say who'd win, but it'd be a good matchup.”
George, however, was more up front with his prediction when asked by NBA TV.
“What am I going to do? Beat him,” George said. “I think it would be tougher for him one-on-one. When we play them, he does a lot of movement, so I think it would be a pretty even match.”
STAT OF THE GAME
Jeremy Lamb on this brief two-game road trip: 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting in 49 minutes. He had a career-high 18 on Wednesday night against Memphis.
The Thunder returns to OKC for a two-game homestand that begins with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on Friday night. Tip is at 7. The Thunder is 10-0 at home.