OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous Alexander hit a 27-foot 3-pointer on the buzzer to offer the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder a 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night time.
On Wednesday night time, Gilgeous-Alexander hit a 30-footer with 1.4 seconds to tie the sport towards New Orleans, however Devonte Graham drained a 60-foot heave as time expired for the winner.
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This time, Gilgeous-Alexander hit the sport’s final dramatic shot, and his teammates mobbed him as he ran downcourt.
Lu Dort scored 29 factors after sitting out Oklahoma Metropolis’s earlier recreation due to a sprained left ankle. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 18 factors, and rookie Josh Giddey had eight factors, a career-high 18 rebounds and 10 assists.
Luke Kennard scored a season-high 27 factors for Los Angeles. Terence Mann had 18 factors, and Reggie Jackson added 16 factors and 10 assists. Los Angeles ahead Paul George, the group’s main scorer, sat out with a sprained proper elbow.
The Thunder led 57-52 at halftime behind 15 factors from Dort and 11 from rookie reserve Tre Mann. Oklahoma Metropolis shot 53% earlier than the break. Kennard scored 15 factors for the Clippers.
The Thunder led 81-79 on the finish of the third quarter.
Gilgeous-Alexander was quiet as a scorer till the fourth quarter. He scored a layup and a 3-pointer to offer the Thunder a 93-86 lead.
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Oklahoma Metropolis led for many of the quarter, however the Clippers took the lead late. Los Angeles led 103-101 with Justise Winslow on the line within the closing seconds. Winslow missed each free throws and the Thunder rebounded and known as timeout to arrange their last play.
Clippers: Winslow obtained his first begin of the season for the Clippers. He completed with 9 factors and 9 rebounds. … Nicolas Batum returned after lacking three video games due to a sprained proper ankle. He scored 12 factors.
Thunder: Rookie Aaron Wiggins began rather than Darius Bazley. Thunder coach Mark Daigneault stated earlier than the sport that the state of affairs was fluid and the group wished to attempt completely different mixtures to search out out what works. Bazley scored 10 factors in 24 minutes. Wiggins scored 5 factors in 18 minutes.
Clippers: Host San Antonio on Monday night time.
Thunder: At Memphis on Monday night time.
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