In one of the more surprising wins in recent memory, the Thunder took down the Suns 117-96. Pheonix was playing without Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder, but it’s still surprising given the Thunder’s direction. Nonetheless, the Thunder took care of business and even held them to under 100 points. This is the Thunder vs. Suns Recap.
Aleksej Pokusevski Performance
Poku had his first career triple-double in the win, going for 17 points, 10 boards, 12 assists, one steal, one block, and six turnovers on 7/14 from the field and 3/5 from the three point line. The turnovers were a little unfortunate, but he still performed very well in this game. Poku was a major reason why they were able to get this win and his all-around stat line is just a glimpse of the young forwards potential. Expect him to continue getting minutes in the mid 30s during these last four games.
Olivier Sarr Performance
Sarr has been on a heater during these last couple games and this game was no different. This time, he put up 24 points, six rebounds, one assist and two blocks on a sizzling 9/12 from the field, 5/6 from three and 1/1 from the line. Sarr is averaging 12.8 points, 1.3 threes, 4.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals, 0.8 blocks, and 1.3 turnovers on 66% from the field and 85% from the line. The undrafted rookie is getting a lot of burn right now as the backup center. He is definitely looking capable of putting up nice lines. Expect the young center to continue getting minutes down the stretch.
Isaiah Roby Performance
Roby had another nice line during this game, finishing with 11 points, two threes, eight boards, two assists, two steals, and no turnovers on 3/7 from the field, 2/6 from three and 3/6 from the line. The shooting splits were much to be desired, but he has been producing some nice lines over the last couple weeks. Roby is averaging 17.3 points, 1.5 threes, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, 1.3 blocks, and 1.3 turnovers on 57% from the field and 61% from the line. From what has been shown, Roby just needs to work on his free throw shooting. Other than that, he has a complete skillset for where he’s at right now. He’s a free agent next year so it’s going to interesting to see where he winds up. It’s also interesting to think if he’ll get playing time if he were to leave.
Aaron Wiggins Performance
Wiggins had a nice game finally. He went for 17 points, one three, six boards, four dimes and just one turnover on 6/9 from the field, 1/4 from three and 4/4 from the line. Wiggins had been struggling over the last few weeks, but he was finally able to get back on track this time. Over the last two weeks, he has been averaging 13.8 points, 3.7 boards, 2.8 assists, zero steals and 0.2 blocks on 47% from the field and 70% from the line. Wiggins is a second-round rookie and he has easily exceeded expectations. It’s not known how his role is going to look next season, though. He’s going to continue putting up numbers during these last few games.