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Thunder F Paul George: Shot ‘feels funny’ as shooting slump continues

Paul George's shooting has noticably dropped off the past month, and it hasn't helped Oklahoma City, which has lost five of its last seven games.
The slump continued in the Thunder's 111-107 loss to the Warriors on Tuesday where he made only 5-of-19 from the floor and 3-of-9 from 3-point range. After the game, George admitted there's something wrong with his shot adding it "feels funny."
"There's something mechanical in my shot," George said (via ESPN). "I've had struggles throughout the season and my career of shooting, but it's all just been about not making shots. I don't know what it is. It feels funny. Shooting the ball feels funny. So I'm going to work with the trainers and try and figure that out. But I don't feel myself shooting the ball right now."
Paul George holding a basketball © Getty Images Paul George
"It's just my shooting, period," he added. "I don't know what's stiff, what's tight. Something's going on in my shooting."
George has proven to be a key part of Thunder's lineup, averaging 21.6 points per game and earning his fifth All-Star appearance in six seasons. Still, the "mechanical" issue has to be concerning for Oklahoma City as the team is currently in a tight playoff race with the rest of the Western Conference.

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