The game between Oklahoma City and the New York Knicks represented modern NBA trends well. In a game where attack prevailed over defense, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s teammates (37 points) got the better of New Yorkers in a disjointed game (145-135).
However, the end of the first quarter saw the Knicks take a 12-point lead (48-36) and at the same time sign a franchise record: the Big Apple had never scored so many points in the first quarter. -time.
Despite their defeat, the Knicks had never scored so many points in a first quarter.
Only, Tom Thibodeau’s men obviously did not want to defend and never knew how to contain the Shai Gilgeous-Alexander tandem (top scorer in the game) – Josh Giddey (24 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists). In a caricatural match, the difference was made at 3 points. The Thunder showed a maddening success (17/31) in the exercise while the New Yorkers were in more difficulty (10/31).
Playing almost 20 minutes of play, Evan Fournier did not register the slightest basket (0/5 in shooting).
With this result, OKC has 6 wins and 7 losses. New York goes into the negative with a similar balance sheet.