Watch: 'He's a strong dude!' OKC's Paul George running out of compliments for 'different' teammate Steven Adams

NBA all-star Paul Goerge is running out of compliments for Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Steven Adams after the Kiwi produced another strong performance in yesterday's win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Adams was matched-up against all-star centre Joel Embiid in the Thunder's 122-112 win but continued to hold his own for the match, eventually posting 20 points and 13 rebounds - 10 of those rebounds coming at the offensive end.

Coach Billy Donovan said it's a reflection of the style Adams has honed this season.

"It wears people down, especially it wears down a guy like Embiid," Donovan said.

"I'm not saying [Embiid] played the game tired, but to have to block [Adams] out is fatiguing."

When George was asked what Adams does to wear down his match-ups, George admitted he was running out of words to use.

"You guys ask the same questions on a daily basis," George said. "What is it about Steven? He's strong. He’s a strong dude.

"Physically, he's capable of that wear and tear. He's just strong…It's hard to get positioning on Steve-O.

"He's different. That guy's different."

The Thunder will look to extend their current six-game winning streak against the Washington Wizards tomorrow at 1pm NZT.


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'They respond with a physicality' - Breakers prepared for a fired up Perth Wildcats

The Breakers are set for a crucial showdown against their old rivals the Perth Wildcats in Australia this weekend.

Despite the Breakers being ahead of Perth on the NBL ladder, coach Paul Henare is focusing on a tough Wildcats line-up with the playoffs just around the corner.

"Whenever Perth teams in the past have either been through a bit of a low or slump or whatever it is they respond with physicality and intensity," said Henare.

"And if we are not ready for a fight then it will be a long night."

Over 13,000 Perth fans are expected to pack into their home arena on Saturday night.

Coach Paul Henare believes Perth will put up a fight with playoffs just around the corner. Source: 1 NEWS


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Video: 'Great manners' - fatherly Steven Adams signs autographs for polite young Thunder fans ahead of Nets showdown

Kiwi NBA star Steven Adams has become a fan favourite amongst the young Oklahoma City Thunder crowd and showed them some love by signing autographs for fans before his side's showdown against the Brooklyn Nets.

Adams put a smile on the faces of young Thunder supporters at Chesapeake Energy Arena today, signing autographs and praising the fans for their good manners.

"Great manners," said Adams as each kid asked the Thunder centre politely for his signature.

Adams has been on fire for the Thunder scoring four double-doubles in his side's last four wins against Cleveland, LA Lakers, Sacramento and Charlotte Hornets.


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