OKC Thunder guard Josh Giddey is playing like a star in 2023

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

The Oklahoma City Thunder finished off their four-game road swing by heading to Brooklyn to take on the Nets on Sunday evening. This was their third game in four nights and the precursor for two off days upcoming before a Wednesday affair with the Pacers. Josh Giddey ended the road trip in style and continued his hot streak and dominance in the state of New York.

The OKC Thunder have won their last ten games in the state of New York, and this marks the team’s third straight win all of which have been on the road for a squad that has struggled on the road this season.

The young duo of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey led the way for the Oklahoma City Thunder to blow past Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets in the fourth quarter to take home a 112-102 win in Brooklyn.

The Oklahoma City Thunder saw their sophomore guard Josh Giddey continue to dominate and nearly log a triple-double in an impressive win against the Brooklyn Nets.

The OKC Thunder have seen Josh Giddey score 20-plus points in three straight games, and eight of his last 12 outings. Since December first, Giddey is averaging 17 points, five assists, and eight rebounds per game while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 41 percent from three.

Tonight against the Brooklyn Nets, the OKC Thunder who represent the youngest team in basketball and the second youngest team in NBA history, wrapped up a four-game in a six-night slog all on the road and earned a massive win over the Brooklyn Nets.

With Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Kyrie Irving gracing the floor, Josh Giddey was the best player on the Brooklyn hardwood tonight. When you break down his hot streak to just the turn of the calendar year, Giddey has turned in 19 points, six assists, and seven rebounds per game on 50 percent from the floor and 39 percent from three since the start of 2023. The former NBL star has yet to miss a free throw since the ball drop in New York at midnight on January 1st.

Josh Giddey finished the game with 28 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists with four free throw attempts thanks to his strong downhill drives. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander also chipped in 28 points, with seven rebounds, an assist, a block, and a steal with each player playing 36 minutes in this one.

For everyone worried about Josh Giddey’s turnovers, he only gave the ball away once in this game, the same amount as Shai Gilgeous-Alexander as OKC only turned the ball over six times as a team.

Lu Dort was the third member of the team to step up and help lift the Thunder to this win, dropping 22 points on five made triples, five rebounds, and two assists in 35 minutes of action.

The Oklahoma City Thunder continue to be this year’s surprise NBA team now owning a 21-23 record and flirting with an NBA playoff spot, and this tough win in Brooklyn shows fans why OKC is in the mix. Despite the adversity of travel, lack of days off, and injuries, the Thunder earned another statement win.

Now the Thunder gets to return home after two much-needed off days to take on a banged-up Indiana Pacers team missing their best player in Tyrese Haliburton. While no one knows how this season will end, we do know the Paycom Center should be packed on Wednesday.

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