Dort scores 23 points, sparks Thunder past Kings 120-100
January 31, 2020
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Still reeling from the loss of good friend and former NBA star Kobe Bryant, Oklahoma City's Chris Paul returned to the basketball court for the first time since the tragedy because, he said, it was the right thing to do.
The Thunder didn't need him much on a night in which they led from start to finish. But it was a therapeutic return for Paul.
"Probably the best thing (I) could have done is to get out there and play," Paul said following Oklahoma City''s 120-100 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. "Kobe wouldn't have it any other way."