Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony out against Lakers

Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony out against Lakers

Grant had 16 points, four rebounds and three blocked shots in 35 minutes against the Warriors filling in for Anthony.

After being a limited participant in morning shootaround, the Thunder will wait until closer to tip-off Thursday before deciding on Anthony's game status.

According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Oklahoma City has deemed George as "untouchable" as well as the likes of Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, and Steven Adams. Ingram handled point guard duties with rookie Lonzo Ball sitting out his 11th straight game with knee soreness.

Paul George had 29 points and nine rebounds for the Thunder, who lost for the fifth time in six games. The Lakers were also shorthanded via the trade of guard Jordan Clarkson and forward Larry Nance the Cleveland Cavaliers for guard Isaiah Thomas and forward Channing Frye prior to Thursday's trading deadline.

"We call him Charles Barkley", Randle said.

With the National Basketball Association trade deadline being later today at 3pm ET, it wouldn't be surprising to hear about at least one team send a trade offer to the Thunder to see if they can pry away PG13. "I'm pretty sure you guys will know of any decisions that are made".

Los Angeles led by six points at halftime but doubled the margin to 12 as Ingram buried consecutive 3-pointers.

After a ton of growing pains, it looks like the Thunder Big 3 have finally found their groove.

The Lakers shot 43.8 percent from the field and were 10 of 31 from 3-point range. The Thunder are 4-1 against the top three teams in the Western Conference: the Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, and San Antonio Spurs.

Los Angeles took the contest by a final score of 106-81. With a matchup between the Lakers and Thunder at the Staples Center set for Thursday, George spoke with Sam Amick of USA Today Sports about where he now stands on his upcoming career-altering decision.



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