OKC Thunder: Abdel Nader season highlight features Boston block party

OKC Thunder Abdel Nader (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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NOVEMBER 02: Abdel Nader #11 of the OKC Thunder defends Jrue Holiday #11 of the New Orleans Pelicans (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) /

Abdel Nader returned from leading his team against Portland to then lead the bench behind Dennis Schroder with an efficient game against the Pelicans on November 29th.

He scored 19 points, three rebounds, two assists and four 3-pointers. Not only was he putting the ball in the hoop but he was also helping on the defensive end and setting up his teammates.

It is interesting to look at Nader’s form during this time. Up to this point, Nader was averaging 6.9 points per game. In the first 24 games he played he was putting up seven points a night and the last 24 games he has averaged 4.8.

But it’s also important to consider the fact that he was injured and missed eight games in January. Going into February and March Nader returned back to the form similar to where he was at against the Pelicans. His numbers increased and so did his accuracy.

This particular game against New Orleans showed that he can go off and shoot the lights out even with limited minutes. If he can do it consistently there’s no reason why these high scoring games won’t be a regular fixture for Nader and the OKC Thunder going forward.