Youngsters shine in first OKC Thunder Summer League win – 3 takeaways

Darius Bazley #7 of the the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The OKC Thunder grabbed their first Summer League win against the Philadelphia 76ers serving up three key takeaways.

While the varsity squad is getting torn to shreds, the OKC Thunder still needed to play some basketball in Vegas at the NBA Summer League. After losing their first summer tilt, against the Jazz on Saturday, the Thunder bounced back with a win over the 76ers on Monday afternoon.

84. 149. 81. 93. Final

The OKC Thunder fanbase is currently worrying about the fate of the varsity squad and their franchise player Russell Westbrook. Yet still, there was a Summer League game on Monday despite the Thunder hurling their way towards a rebuild.

In a summer league game that saw the Thunder win 84-81 in overtime over the 76ers after nearly blowing a 31 point lead it offered a bit of an escape from the recent frenzy.

There were three key takeaways from this game that really stood out as we all tried to stomach watching this game while guys like Paul George and Jerami Grant have already been dealt, then a report jumps that Russell Westbrook will be heading out the door soon.

Throughout the entire game, the OKC Thunder shot just six percent from the floor…yes, six percent. From the field, they were not that much better going 37 percent from the field.

The boys in blue did play some really good defense though, grabbing 14 steals as a unit, and recording seven team blocks.

Let’s dive into these three main takeaways from this contest.