Josh Giddey sets a record at Madison Squad Garden, joining Wilt Chamberlin

Josh Giddey #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images)
Josh Giddey #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images) /

The Oklahoma City Thunder finally snapped their losing streak on Friday when they played host to the Toronto Raptors. OKC heads east for a road trip that began on Sunday morning when the OKC Thunder battled the New York Knicks in the Mecca of Basketball, Madison Square Garden. Josh Giddey again made history in the Garden on Sunday morning.

Josh Giddey has had an up-and-down second season primarily due to an ankle injury that sidelined him for about a week and it took a little time to find his groove but over the last three games, he has found it.

Oklahoma City Thunder star sophomore guard Josh Giddey logs a triple-double and makes history in Madison Square Garden

Last season, Josh Giddey earned a triple-double in Madison Square Garden, today, in his second game ever at MSG, Giddey recorded yet another triple-double. This is the fifth of Josh Giddey’s career, turning in 24 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds in this game with just three turnovers and one foul charged to him.

Giddey shot 71 percent from the floor, only missing three shots, including just one miss from distance on three attempts.

Josh Giddey joins Wilt Chamberlin (1968) as the only other player in NBA history to record triple-doubles during their first two games at Madison Square Garden according to Thunder Communications.

The Oklahoma City Thunder won this game against the New York Knicks 145-135, this was the first time the OKC Thunder have scored 145 points in a game since January 20th, 2018 when the Thunder dominated the Cavs.

OKC has now won five straight games at Madison Square Garden and overall the Oklahoma City Thunder are 10-4 in New York since the 2008-09 season.

This all came on a night that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 37 points, dished eight assists, and hauled in five rebounds.

After the game, Josh Giddey said he hopes he and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be a great backcourt for a “long time.”

This game had everything Oklahoma City fans wanted, a great game from Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey, Lu Dort, Aleksej Pokusevski, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, with the team shooting 54 percent from three-point land and 62 percent from the floor.

Be on the lookout for Game grades from today’s contest, game takeaways from today, and coverage of tomorrow’s game against the Boston Celtics throughout the day here on Thunderous Intentions.

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