The Thunder took care of business, winning 118-102. There were three 20 point scorers in this one and it was an all-around great effort from the boys in blue and orange. The Thunder are just playing for ping pong balls at this point so the win was kind of surprising. This is the Thunder vs. Magic recap.
Isaiah Roby Performance
Roby had another good game, going for a solid 21 points, seven boards, four assists, two steals, two blocks and just one turnover on 5/12 from the field, 3/4 from three and 8/10 from the line. Roby had a perfect all-around game for the Thunder. When given the minutes, he is perfectly capable of putting up mouth-watering lines such as this one. Over the last week, he has been averaging eight points, 1.3 threes, 6.5 boards, three dimes, 1.3 steals, 1.5 blocks and 0.8 turnovers on 35% from the field and 83% from the line. Hopefully Olivier Sarr doesn’t start over him in any game for the rest of the season. Roby is hopefully going to be a big part of the/a rotation next season.
Tre Mann Performance
Mann had another great game for the Thunder. He put up 21 points, two boards, one dime, and zero turnovers on 7/12 from the field, 3/6 from three and all four freebies. He didn’t provide any defensive stats this time, but he’s still having a nice offensive stretch right now. Over the last week, he is averaging 23.5 points, 4.5(!!) threes, 5.5 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.3 blocks, and two turnovers on a nice 49% from the field and 86% from the line. The rookie’s got the greenest of lights as the season winds down so don’t expect him to let up on the shooting. He is going to be a fun player in the league someday.
Theo Maledon Performance
Maledon had a great game in 32 minutes off the bench. He scored 25 points, four boards, six assists, one steal, one swat and two turnovers on a blistering 9/13 from the field, 2/4 from three and all five free throws. Maledon hasn’t been lighting it up, but he finally had a nice showing this time around. The porous defense from the Magic gave Maledon and company a chance to showcase their offensive abilities. Maledon showed OKC fans a lot of promise his rookie season as the starting point guard, but he’s been relegated to bench-warming duties for much of the season. Hopefully he can continue putting up numbers for the rest of the season.
Vit Krejci Performance
Krejci had a nice double-double off the bench, going for 12 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two turnovers on 4/6 from the field (all from three). Krejci has been very inconsistent from a statistics-standpoint, but he’s still getting minutes for the tanking Thunder. Over the last month, he has been averaging 6.2 points, 3.5 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.7 stelas, 0.3 blocks, and 0.9 turnovers on 46% from the field and 86% from the line. He’s also averaging 1.4 threes a game over the last month. He’s a rookie who is need of minutes on a very bad team, so his development is a priority for this club.