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The Mavericks are really impressed with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Author of a 34-point match to allow the Thunder to regain home-field advantage in Game 4, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made a little more impression in his duel against Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

Decisive in this narrow success gleaned away (100-96), after having been clinical in his attack game mastered to the tips of his nails, like this shot from an (almost) impossible angle behind the board , on the nose of a stunned Tim Hardaway Jr., the Oklahoma City All-Star made a strong impression. All the Mavs will tell you…

“He was incredible”, recognizes Luka Doncic. “He continued to hit his shots [toute la soirée]. Maybe at some point we're going to have to take a double-take on him. Because he is simply too strong. He's really good. »

In preheating for the first round against the Pelicans, with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (including a small 29% from 3-point range), SGA pulled out all the stops for the conference semi-final! He thus turns out a plump 32 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists… and 3 blocks against the Mavs, all with a 48% success rate including 45% at 3-points!

“It’s quite a challenge”admits Derrick Jones Jr, responsible for limiting the impact of the Canadian star. “He is very strong, one of the young talents in the League. But at his age, he already knows what his spots are and he goes there as soon as possible. »

“He plays without fear”

With 37 points (50% shooting) scored against him, PJ Washington only moderately appreciates crossing swords with his former Kentucky teammate. But neither Doncic nor Irving can really hold the duel…

“We have to force others to beat us”he pleads. “Shai is obviously a great player, and OKC is a great team. But we have to find a way to get him to drop the ball and have someone else on their team beat us. »

Fond of the old-fashioned mid-distance game, the Thunder leader is currently reciting his score brilliantly. Without the Mavs defense disturbing him too much. In this case, he made 55 two-point shots (out of 93 attempted) off the dribble, at a very efficient 53% success rate.

“He has a lot of moves in his arsenal. He really has a feel for the basket. He can also go to the throwing line. He plays without fear, concludes Kyrie Irving. “When he plays like that, he galvanizes his team. We are going to go to OKC in a difficult environment for a complicated match. It’s every competitor’s dream! »

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Percentage Rebounds
Season Team MJ Min Shots 3pts L.F. Off Def Early Pd Party Int Bp Ct Pts
2018-19 LAKE 82 27 47.6 36.7 80.0 0.7 2.1 2.8 3.3 2.1 1.2 1.7 0.6 10.8
2019-20 OKAY 70 35 47.1 34.7 80.7 0.7 5.2 5.9 3.3 1.7 1.1 1.9 0.7 19.0
2020-21 OKAY 35 34 50.8 41.8 80.8 0.5 4.2 4.7 5.9 2.0 0.8 3.0 0.7 23.7
2021-22 OKAY 56 35 45.3 30.0 81.0 0.7 4.3 5.0 5.9 2.5 1.3 2.8 0.8 24.5
2022-23 OKAY 68 36 51.0 34.5 90.5 0.9 4.0 4.8 5.5 2.8 1.7 2.8 1.0 31.4
2023-24 OKAY 75 34 53.5 35.3 87.4 0.9 4.7 5.5 6.2 2.5 2.0 2.2 0.9 30.1
Total 386 33 49.6 34.9 85.2 0.7 4.0 4.8 4.9 2.3 1.4 2.3 0.8 22.8

How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Successful shots / Attempted shots; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def=defensive rebound; Tot = Total rebounds; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost balls; Ct: Against; Pts = Points.

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