Playing against his former team for the first time, it didn’t exactly go as planned for Paul George, except for the winning part.
While the Oklahoma City Thunder handled business against the Indiana Pacers, 114-96, it came largely with George saddled with foul trouble throughout the game. It started early as he picked up a pair of quick fouls in the first quarter, with him motioning to Billy Donovan after the second to leave him in. George then picked up a third early in the second quarter and was limited to only 12 minutes in the first half. He then picked up his fourth just two minutes into the third, then his fifth after checking back in with two minutes left in the quarter. George then fouled out with 6:15 left in the fourth, with only 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting in 19 minutes.
Source: Royce Young of ESPN
Bulls’ Kris Dunn in Concussion Protocol After Hard Fall
Point guard Kris Dunn was re-evaluated for concussion symptoms and has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol, the Chicago Bulls announced Thursday.
Dunn will be out indefinitely and will not travel with the Bulls to Atlanta for their Saturday game. Dunn took a hard fall late in Wednesday night’s 119-112 loss to the Golden State Warriors, landing face first after a dunk.
Arron Afflalo Suspended Two Games for Throwing Punch
The NBA has suspended Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo for two games for throwing a punch at Minnesota Timberwolves forward Nemanja Bjelica on Wednesday night, the league announced Thursday.
Afflalo will forfeit $32,119 in salary for the two games, at Cleveland on Thursday and at Boston on Sunday.
LeBron James, Steph Curry Selected as All-Star Team Captains
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry led All-Star voting in their respective conferences and will serve as the captains for the All-Star Game next month.
Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, Boston’s Kyrie Irving and Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan were also selected as starters from the Eastern Conference.
Source: Ian Begley of ESPN