Thunder’s Paul George could sit Game 1 with sore shoulder

FILE – DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 26: Paul George #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder dunks the ball against the Denver Nuggets on February 26, 2019 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder forward Paul George could miss Sunday’s playoff opener at Portland with right shoulder soreness.

Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Friday the All-Star is considered day-to-day.

George finished second in the league with 28.0 points per game this season, and he led the league with 2.21 steals per contest. He shoots 39 percent from three-point range and is the team’s No. 3 rebounder.

George hit the game-winning three-pointer against Houston on Tuesday, but he aggravated a previous injury during the game and was in too much pain to play in the regular-season finale Wednesday at Milwaukee.

George also missed games on Feb. 28, March 2 and March 3 with soreness in the right shoulder. He has had problems with his left shoulder, too, though the issues are unrelated.

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