Following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 120:111 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers and Paul George’s triple-double on Monday night, the Blazers’ Evan Turner and Damian Lillard reflected over George’s MVP candidacy.
Here is what the Blazers’ players said, per nbcsports:
“It was unreal. I know everybody is going crazy for Giannis [Antetokounmpo] and [LeBron] James, but everybody I probably went up against, and no disrespect for the other two because they’re unbelievable, but Paul is the best we’ve probably went up against all year,” Evan Turner said.
“He’s on a different level. I mean, after watching him over the last 10 games or so, I catch a lot of their games, and then seeing him tonight, man, that dude is… He is MVP,” Damian Lillard said.
This season, Paul George is averaging 28.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game, while shooting at 45.2 percent from the floor and 40.8 percent from three in 36.1 minutes of action.