This is a Thunder VS. Spurs Recap. The Thunder couldn’t get it done at home, losing 106-114. The Thunder are reeling without Lu Dort and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander but even with them, they aren’t that good, unfortunately. It’s all a part of the plan, though. This is the Thunder vs. Spurs Recap.
Isaiah Roby Performance
Roby had yet another solid game as a starter. He went for a nice line of 17 points, 12 boards, one dime, three steals and one block on 7/19 from the field, 1/4 from three and 2/4 from the line. The shooting wasn’t ideal but other than that, he had a very good game from a statistical and energy standpoint. Roby is a nice all-around player for this porous Thunder squad and how he hasn’t been a part of the rotation from the get-go is a mystery. Expect him to hopefully continue getting consistent run after the all-star break. Remember, the guy was a major part of the rotation last season in which he averaged career highs across the board.
Tre Mann Performance
Mann had yet another outstanding offensive performance. He put up a 24-burger, six boards, three dimes and no turnovers on 10/20 shooting from the field, 3/7 from three and 1/3 from the free throw line. The guy is a certified bucket and he’s had no shortage of opportunities. Over the last week, he’s averaging a solid 16 points, 2.5 boards, 1.3 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks on 42% from the field and 82% from the line. This team is looking for new and upcoming promising prospects and Mann definitely fits the bill. He’s going to continue getting a lot of burn on this team so expect him to continue putting up hot shooting numbers.
Theo Maledon Performance
Maledon had a great game this time around, putting up 22 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a swat on 6/14 from the field, 2/5 from three and 8/9 from the line. Maledon is getting more burn recently and while he hasn’t been the most exciting player, he finally got it done. Over the last week, he has been averaging just 8.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.7 dimes, one steal and 0.7 blocks on 32% from the field and 89% from the line. He hasn’t been that great but at least he’s getting more developmental minutes. Expect him to continue getting more burn until the end of the season. That is, until Alexander and Dort come back to put a damper on his playing time.
Josh Giddey Performance
Giddey is on a major tear right now. He kept his foot on the gas in this game. He went for a nice 17 points, ten boards, ten dimes, one steal and three turnovers on 8/18 from the field and 1/4 from three. The rookie has gotten three straight triple-doubles, which is an anomaly for a rookie. Over the last week, Giddey has put up averages of 16.3 points, 1.5 threes, 10.0 boards, 9.3 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks on 44% from the field and 75% from the line. His all-around game is as polished as anyone’s and it’s amazing he’s just a rookie. He’s still in the race for Rookie of the Year (Evan Mobley and Scottie Barnes lead that race, unfortunately) and he’s definitely not going to slow down. What a good player this guys going to turn out to be.