Monty McCutchen: Refs Missed Paul George Offensive Foul In 4th Quarter

Heather Diaz
March 12, 2019

Click the video at the top of the page to watch Westbrook's slick play, then click the clip directly above to watch more top plays from Thursday night's National Basketball Association action, including a Myles Turner block of Giannis Antetokounmpo and a slick Tony Snell crossover that floored Bojan Bogdanovic.

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic was ejected after clashing with Oklahoma City Thunder duo Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

Despite Damian Lillard's 51-point performance for the Trail Blazers, the Thunder emerged triumphant in the National Basketball Association.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, right, and forward Paul George high-five at the end of overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, March 7, 2019. All the turnovers committed in Memphis frustrated coach Terry Stotts and captain Damian Lillard, but the two promised the issue will be corrected for this one, so expect the Blazers to come out firing on all cylinders looking to beat a division rival. They came together under Oklahoma City's basket after a failed Westbrook foray into the paint, and Nurkic tripped Westbrook (not on objective, he said) as they started to head the other direction. After George made the second of a pair of free throws, Westbrook's layup gave Oklahoma City a 123-117 lead. The play did not draw a flagrant call - or a foul. The duo squared up to each other, going head to head, and both received technicals. Following the ejection of Nurkic, the Trail Blazers still had a chance to win in regulation, though.

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With four 3-pointers early in the second half, Portland extended the lead to 80-56.

After the Blazers built a 111-89 lead in the final quarter, the Moda Center fans started heading for the exits.

Nurkic, after needing a pair of timeouts to collect himself after the elbow, was fouled during a battle to rebound a Damian Lillard miss. He made them both and sent the game into overtime.

Lillard said when asked if he enjoys nights where he doesn't have to play in the fourth. But on Saturday, McCollum let on that he's peaked ahead at the Blazers challenging upcoming trip, noting Tuesday's meeting with the Clippers would be the beginning of a tough trio of games.

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