The Thunder got throttled away from home. The final score was 96-118. From the beginning, the Thunder just couldn’t get into a rhythm and it was just a disaster overall. Here is the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. San Antonio Spurs Recap.
Aaron Wiggins Performance
Wiggins had himself a very nice game and was one of the only bright spots on the team, Wiggins put up a line of 19 points, eight boards, one assist, one steal and one block. He also finished 8/11 from the field. Wiggins stuck in the starting lineup and much to the organization’s surprise, the guy just keeps producing. He’s a steady source of points, boards and threes with the occasional defensive stat and his improvement is just nice to see. This club really hit on this pick and Wiggins is proving to be a difference-maker in the long run.
Lu Dort Performance
Dort started off very slow and finished the game with a boring 15 points, two boards and nothing else in 27 minutes. He shot just 4/13 from the field, 3/6 from three and all four freebies in the 22 point loss. Dort has been a steady source of points and threes but he needs to improve on his shooting desperately. Over the last week, he has been shooting just 39% on 13.7 shot attempts a game for 16.7 points. Despite the poor shooting, he’s going to get his shots all day long. Dort is going to continue improving as long as he’s playing for the boys in blue and orange. If he doesn’t make the all-defensive team this year, then it’s obviously rigged.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Performance
Alexander had a night to forget against the Spurs. He shot just 5/21 from the field and 3/4 from the line for 13 points, three boards, seven assists, two steals and three turnovers. Even though his shot wasn’t falling, his aggression was on full display. If only his shots were falling, otherwise this line would’ve been much more beefy. Expect him to continue being the alpha on this team and do no expect him to slow down anytime soon. Even when the trade deadline comes around, hopefully he can stay put due to his emergence and improvement from the offensive end. If he does move, he can still be a major piece on any team. The guy is a beast.
Josh Giddey Performance
Giddey, much like the rest of the team, had a night to forget. He shot just 4/16 from the field for only nine points, 11 boards, eight assists, and four turnovers. He also managed to miss all five threes and 1/2 of his free throws. The man is still a beast, evidenced by his stat-stuffing points, rebounds and assists. If only he shot it well, much like Alexander, he would’ve had a nicer stat-line. Expect the ROTY candidate to continue getting better as the season goes on. He’s going to bounce back in the next one hopefully so be expecting that.