“Papa” Schröder is missing at George Gala – Westbrook historic
A triple double with 47 points! Paul George underlined his current MVP form by winning the Oklahoma City Thunder over the Portland Trail Blazers! Russell Westbrook and James Harden extended their series, Dennis Schröder was missing for personal reasons. The NBA of Monday.
47/12/10, eight threesomes countersunk. The bare numbers alone reveal a lot about the gala Paul George conjured up over the Trail Blazers at the 120:111 Thunder. It was the third triple-double for the 28-year-old Forward, which led OKC to the fourth victory in a row and 37th overall success. At his side: Russell Westbrook. The Point Guard achieved his tenth triple double in a row with 21/14/11 and set a new record in the NBA. Basketball icon Wilt Chamberlain (1968) had previously shared the record with Westbrook.
Dennis Schröder was missing in the Thunder lineup. The Braunschweig player obviously missed the game because of the birth of his first child. “Special Day”, posted the highly formal Guard via Instagram – with a baby emoji, among other things.
Harden just over 30
In the fight for a play-off spot, the Dallas Mavericks won a 104:120 win against Texas rival Houston. Once again in focus for the Rockets: James Harden. “The Beard” was top scorer with 31 points and crossed the 30-meter hurdle for the 30th time in a row. And it was just like this: On Chris Paul’s pass, Harden sank the decisive trio that kept his run alive shortly before the end of the game. Harden is only the second player in NBA history to have played such a long series. Chamberlain even managed this feat twice: in 1961/62 he threw 30 points in 65 consecutive games, his second longest series was 31 games. “Wilt is one of the greatest basketball players ever. It’s an honor to be mentioned in the same breath as him. Of course, it’s still a long way to go, but the beginning is made,” Harden said.
Dirk Nowitzki scored six points in the Mavs, Maxi Kleber nine, and Isaiah Hartenstein scored two points in the Rockets.