With 27 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds, the young leader of the Thunder managed the first triple-double at home in his formation since 2018-19, and a certain Russell Westbrook. This is only his second career triple-double.
But that is explained quite easily: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is not the type to go looking for stats. “I can’t keep track of the stats when I’m playing”, justified SGA. “I’m just trying to win and make the best decision with every possession, on either side of the pitch, and come what may. “
Facing Denver last night, Gilgeous-Alexander confirmed his great form for the month of December, during which he turned 25 points, 5 assists and 3 rebounds. It’s very simple, when SGA is playing this season, the Thunder wins 53% of its matches. Without him, it drops to 17% …
All was not rosy either for the Canadian leader who finished 10/24 on shots including 0/7 on 3-points. But, even when he’s awkward from afar, SGA has other strings to his bow, starting with his percussion ability. In contact with Nikola Jokic, or by passing under the arm of Jeff Green, Gilgeous-Alexander deployed all his arsenal of finishes near the circle, with a few small “tear drops” also to vary the pleasures …
With great confidence at the moment, as his 3-point shot for the win against his former Clippers team illustrated so well, SGA was one of the major players in OKC’s third success in a row. The fifth in the last eight games. Since this famous humiliation against Memphis in this case, in which he had not participated!
” I’m just trying to move on. I watch each day how we can improve and learn lessons. We try to do this every day, whether it’s watching videos, in training, on the road or in a game. In the end, if we do, we will improve. ”