Grading Thunder players in comeback victory over Magic

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) /
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Wendell Carter Jr. #34 of the Orlando Magic (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images) /

Oklahoma City Thunder’s best reserve is Aleksej Pokusevski 

F. Oklahoma City Thunder. ALEKSEJ POKUSEVSKI. A-.

Aleksej Pokusevski has looked better and better in every game he’s played this season. He was easily the best player off the bench for OKC, posting 16 points on an efficient 7-for-13 from the floor. Defensively, Poku had two steals and three blocks. In 31 minutes of action, he recorded a plus/minus of +22. It’s very exciting seeing Poku look more and more fluid every game.

Grading the best player on the Orlando Magic in their 108-116 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

WENDELL CARTER JR.. A+. . C/F. Orlando Magic

Wendell Carter Jr. dominated in this game for the Orlando Magic and the numbers speak for themselves. 30 points and 12 rebounds, while shooting 10-of-15 from the field, a perfect 2-for-2 from three, and a perfect 8-for-8 at the free throw line. Those sound straight out of a video game. While some Magic players fizzled out after strong first halves, Carter Jr. played exceptionally throughout the game, making the OKC’s road to victory very difficult.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is setting the league on fire to start the year and this game goes down as another fantastic game in his collection. As for the rest of the Thunder squad, they look to stay hot going into Thursday’s game against the Denver Nuggets.

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