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DP’s Thunder Things: Lakers top Thunder 130-127

DP’s Thunder Things: Lakers top Thunder 130-127

Offense, Offense, Offense

Neither team got a ton of stops in the Lakers 130-127 win over the Thunder in OKC. It was a primarily offensive bout, as 12 players finished in double-digit scoring. All five of the Thunder starters and six Lakers players. Anthony Davis led all players in scoring with 33 points, followed by Shai-Gilgeious Alexander with 24, LeBron James with 22.

OKC Hanging Around

The Thunder have been as competitive as we could’ve hoped. In their back-to-back matches with the Lakers, they lost both by a combined 8 points. Los Angeles has the best record in the league at 13-2, and both games coming down to the wire shows promise and hope for this OKC team.

SGA earning respect

It’s no secret SGA has vastly improved in his role with OKC, but it seems the league is starting to take notice, three-time NBA champion James included. “He was the same caliber player last year as well, he’s just gotten better and he’s gotten more opportunity and he’s just taken full advantage of it.” James said. “You watched him in the playoff last year he got more opportunity and he showed what he’s capable of and he’s just been doing that at the start of this season. Really, really, really good player.”

The Brow 

Davis was phenomenal in the Lakers win. His 33 points came on 9 of 19 shooting, and he finished with 11 boards and 7 assists as well. He had two four-point plays, and a handful of clutch plays down the stretch that earned Los Angeles the win. If there was any doubt if trading for him was worth it, it’s gone. 

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