NBA.com has reported that the #Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the #Melbourne United 86-85. Casper Ware Jr. led Melbourne in points with 20, while Casey Prather contributed a double-double, but it still was not enough to defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder. Paul George scored 22 points and #Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points, helping the Thunder defeat the Melbourne United.

The Melbourne United played hard last night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Casper Ware Jr. scored a team-high 20 points for Melbourne. Along with the 20 points, he also contributed six rebounds, three assists, and one steal. He only made six of his 19 field goal attempts but was able to make six of his 13 three-point attempts.

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Casey Prather also had a great game, recording a double-double. He contributed 11 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks. Sadly, he shot the ball at a very low rate, only making four of his sixteen shots. Melbourne played a solid game overall, almost beating the Thunder.

Paul George continues to impress

Paul George has looked good since joining the Oklahoma City Thunder. That has been especially evident on the offensive end of the floor. In last night's game against the Melbourne United, he contributed a game-high 22 points to go along with seven rebounds, two assists, and one block. He made five of his 17 field goal attempts and made all nine of his free throw attempts. If Paul George can continue to be a scoring threat once the season begins, OKC will compete in the West.

Steven Adams gets a double-double

Steven Adam also had a great game last night, posting a double-double during his time on the court.

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He contributed 12 points, 10 rebounds, and two blocks. He made five of his nine field goal attempts, but only made two of his five free throw shots. Steven Adams will be the main big man for the Oklahoma CIty Thunder this upcoming NBA season with Enes Kanter now playing for the New York Knicks.

Melo scores 19 despite struggling with his shot

Carmelo Anthony had a decent game against Melbourne, but he shot the ball poorly in last night's game. He contributed 19 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals. He only shot 31.6 percent from the field making six of his 18 shot attempts, but he was able to make four of his eight three-point shots. With the slashing ability of both Russell Westbrook and Paul George, Carmelo Anthony will have to transition to being more of a spot up shooter for the Thunder this upcoming NBA season.