Young Oklahoma City Thunder Dominate New Orleans Pelicans to Reach Western Semi-Finals

Young Oklahoma City Thunder Dominate New Orleans Pelicans to Reach Western Semi-Finals

Los Oklahoma City Thunder, the youngest conference leaders in NBA history, with an average of 23.4 years, they are very serious. There was certain doubts about his alleged inexperiencebut in the first round they have dispelled them all in one fell swoop, also destroying the New Orleans Pelicans (85-106) in the third match of the series, which allows them reach the Western semi-finals.

On the back of his indisputable star, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (24+5+8+4 robos)the Thunder produced another convincing victory against some Pelicans manifestly inferior, orphans of their star Zion Williamsonout due to a hamstring injury. Without him, they are a vulgar team and now at the mercy of a much more solid rival in all facets of the game.

The Thunder core does not fail

Together with Shai, they stood out in Oklahoma Williams (21+9+5+2 steals), Giddey (21+8+6) and a Holmgren who barely scored (6 points) dominated the game with great authority under boards with 8 rebounds and 4 blocks.

The Thunder, who had already led the way to victory at halftime (46-60), dominated the rebound (47-45) and were much more successful than their rival in both field goals (40/83 to 32/84) and three points (17/36 by 9/32).

Terrible percentages for the Pelicans

Los Pelicans They were too erratic. Ingram He was the only one who somewhat saved his shooting percentages with 19 points and 7/14 tc. They were worse McCollum (16 con 7/22 tc), Jones (15 and 4/11 tc) and Murphy (10 con 4/12).

This Monday will be held in New Orleans on fourth match of this series in which the Thunder could certify their qualification for the Western Conference semifinals if the Pelicans don’t prevent it. And for that his star would have to reappear, Zion Williamsonwhich does not seem very likely, unless they decide to force him to hurry up your last option.

2024-04-27 22:35:00
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