Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 32 factors on 11-for-22 taking pictures and added six assists to guide the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder to a 116-108 victory over the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night time.
Gilgeous-Alexander registered his second consecutive 30-point sport and his eighth of the season.
Al Horford scored 21 factors and grabbed 9 rebounds to assist the Thunder start their second-half schedule with a second consecutive victory.
Dallas had its four-game successful streak snapped, however performed with out Luka Doncic (proper ankle) and Kristaps Porzingis (proper knee) as each rested on the second night time of back-to-back video games.
Josh Richardson led the Mavericks with 27 factors and 6 assists whereas Jalen Brunson, who made his eighth begin of the season, completed with 26 factors, 4 rebounds and three assists.
The Thunder took benefit of the short-handed Mavericks rapidly, grabbing the lead for good with 8:51 left of a primary quarter during which they wound up outscoring Dallas 35-19. Oklahoma Metropolis outrebounded Dallas 21-5 in that quarter and 55-37 for the sport whereas additionally ending with a marked edge in factors within the paint (50-34).
The Mavericks used a 21-4 run to tug inside two factors with 1:58 to go within the fourth quarter.
Gilgeous-Alexander answered with back-to-back scores to increase the result in 107-101. Oklahoma Metropolis’s Aleksej Pokusevski (14 factors, eight rebounds) got here up with two key blocks down the stretch and hit a clutch 3-pointer with 53.7 seconds left.
Luguentz Dort additionally scored 14 factors for the Thunder, and rookie Theo Maledon had 11 factors and 9 assists.
Oklahoma Metropolis’s bench additionally got here up huge as Moses Brown totaled eight factors and 12 rebounds whereas Isaiah Roby had 9 factors and 6 rebounds.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 24 factors and 6 rebounds off Dallas’ bench, and Maxi Kleber added 14 factors.
George Hill (proper thumb), Hamidou Diallo (proper groin), Darius Bazley (left shoulder) and Josh Corridor (left knee) had been out for the Thunder.
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