OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Paul George cut through two defenders, lofted a shot over 7-foot-1 Rudy Gobert and waited just like everyone else.
George’s high-arching lob fell with less than a second remaining in double-overtime, capping a 45-point night with the winning shot in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 148-147 victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday.
George dribbled out the final seconds before making his move and connecting with 0.8 seconds remaining.
“I knew I just had to step over and put it up,” George said. “I saw a little gap and so I put up the floater. It’s a shot I work (on). Just thank God it went in.”
Kyle Korver got off a desperate 3 for Utah, but it went long as the buzzer sounded.
“Tip your hat to him for making that play,” Jazz coach Quinn Snyder said of George….