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NBA playoffs: Paul George says Thunder 'will be better' after ugly Game 2 loss

Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was a rebound shy of a triple-double, and forward Paul George's shot seemed to have come around in his second game back from a right shoulder injury, but the tone was somber when they took the podium together after the Thunder's 114-94 loss to the Trail Blazers Tuesday. Here's what they had to say about falling behind 0-2:


RUSSELL WESTBROOK

Can you speak to the competitive relationship you have with Damian Lillard and how it’s progressed through this series?

I don’t really have too much to say about it.

PAUL GEORGE

Game 1 and Game 2 are the worst 3-point shooting nights you’ve had as a team. How do you respond to that?

Keep shooting. We’re going to make shots. Keep shooting. We miss shots, so what? Keep shooting.

RUSSELL WESTBROOK

What happened in the first quarter and a half that you didn’t do in the rest of the game?

Next question.

What’s the message to your team heading back to OKC?

 They won their first two home games. Obviously we want to steal one when we can, but let’s just stay with it. We’re a great basketball team, a lot of great guys on the team that I trust in their ability to make shots and to make plays on both sides of the basketball. We’ll be alright. Starting with myself, I’ve got to play better. Tonight, we lost, and I’m going to take full responsibility of tonight because the way I played was unacceptable, and I’m going to be better. I’m not worried one bit. My job is to make sure I continue to come out and will and lead our guys and make sure we have a chance to win a game.”


PAUL GEORGE

When the Blazers got it going in the second half , you never hit them with a run. What happened with your offense in the second half?

We’ve got to look at it. We’ll look at it. We’ll be better.

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George, center, and center Steven Adams, left, and Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu dive for a loose ball during the second half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig...

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