Shai Gilgeous-Alexander leads OKC Thunder to 108-94 win over Clippers

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the OKC Thunder (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the OKC Thunder (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images) /
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2, Aaron Wiggins #21, and Tre Mann #23 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images) /

Player Grades

A+. . PG. Oklahoma City Thunder. SHAI GILGEOUS-ALEXANDER

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was spectacular and gave the Clippers fits. His array of shot-making, play-making, and driving to the cup was on full display complemented by arguably his best defensive performance.

He filled the stat sheet with 33 points (11-22 from the field, 2-2 from three, 9-9 from the line), five rebounds, eight assists, three steals, and three blocks in 37 minutes.

A. . SG. Oklahoma City Thunder. TRE MANN

With Josh Giddey out, Tre Mann got the nod and didn’t disappoint. Mann was aggressive all night and even though his patented stepback didn’t hit, he was draining difficult jumpers, and floaters, and finishing at the cup. Additionally, he did a solid job staying in front of his defensive assignments in Reggie Jackson and John Wall while giving them the business on the other side.

His efficiency dropped him down slightly but Mann had an excellent game finishing with 25 points (10-24 from the field, 2-8 from three, 3-3 from the line), four rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

C-. . SF. Oklahoma City Thunder. LUGUENTZ DORT

The early season struggles continue for Lu Dort offensively as he had another sub-par game. He’s in a bit of a funk right now and he’s pressing, trying to shoot himself out of the slump. Dort’s shot is way off at the moment and it started to spill over to his driving game which was also poor today. He was solid defensively, as usual, containing his assignments, and did finish the game +25 to lead the team in plus-minus. Coach Daigneault sat him for the entire fourth quarter.

He finished with four points and two rebounds in 26 minutes.

B+. . F. Oklahoma City Thunder. AARON WIGGINS

Getting his first start this season, Aaron Wiggins had a solid game contributing in all areas of the floor. He knows where to be, and what to do and rarely makes bad decisions which makes it easy to trust him. Wiggins shot is still a work in progress but he plays with plenty of energy, and hustle and this was one of his better performances in his brief career. Very good as a complimentary piece.

Wiggins stacked the score sheet with 11 points (5-14 from the field, 0-1 from three,1-1 from the line), 10 rebounds, three steals, and one block in 28 minutes.

C+. . F. Oklahoma City Thunder. JEREMIAH ROBINSON-EARL

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had a nice defensive game, playing his role in trying to contain Ivica Zubac off the offensive glass and defending on switches. While his defense was sound, he was ice-cold shooting from the field and couldn’t hit the right side of a barn. Despite missing all his shots, he managed to finish the game with a +8 plus-minus.

He finished with 2 points (0-7 from the field, 0-3 from three, 2-2 from the line), nine rebounds, three steals, and one block.