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By Michael Kinney
Oklahoma City has been without the services of Paul George for the past two games. The star forward has been sidelined with a contusion in his right calf.
According to George, he expects to be back in the Thunder lineup tonight when Oklahoma City (12-13) hosts Charlotte (9-16) at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
“I’m doing good,” George said Sunday evening. “I should be back (Monday). I’m looking forward to it. I had a good day of rehab today. So I should be ready to go tomorrow.”
George’s availability for tonight has not been confirmed for the Thunder as of yet. But he was a game-time decision Sunday in Memphis before sitting out the contests. SO all signs are pointing to his return.
While George would have rather have been playing, he said he was able to take advantage of his point of view from the bench.
“Being out, getting to see the game differently,” George said. “Getting see the game from afar things that we can get better with. I think it will help when I come back to try and incorporate that into what we’re doing. Try to give us a boost.”
While it may not feel or look like it, Oklahoma City is going through one of its best stretches of the season. They have won four of their last five games. Their only miscue was a 100-95 loss to New Jersey in Mexico City Thursday.
However, that doesn’t mean the Thunder are playing at the level they expect. George was able to focus in on some of those issues during his two-game absence.
‘It’s kind of the same things we’ve all been seeing,” George said. “It was great to see it off the court that we can play a lot better. It’s just about playing with one another. Playing for one another. The game will be extremely easy if we just create shots for one another. As good as we are, we have to do it as one. That’s what I took away.”
Michael Kinney is a Freelance Content Writer with Eyeamtruth.com