Thunder are asking stars to lead, but can they get deeper?

2:17 AM ET Royce YoungESPN Staff Writer Close Covers the Oklahoma City Thunder for Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print HOUSTON -- The first screen came, and like a waiter weaving through a crowded restaurant, Paul George thinly slid in front of it, keeping James Harden checked.

It was narrative perfection, two MVP candidates squaring off with the game on the line, both with 40-point games running, a single stop or shot about to decide it.

"Absolutely I wanted that matchup," George said. "I wanted that matchup the whole night."

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