Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has dominated in L.A. throughout his career

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander #2 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /

The Oklahoma City Thunder are heading west for a four-game road trip, which features three straight games in Los Angeles, where Shai Gilgeous-Alexander dominates historically throughout his career.

After knocking off the Phoenix Suns on Sunday in a massive home win, defending the Paycom Center floor, the Thunder will head west. OKC sits with a 35-36 record, good enough for 9th place in the razor-thin Western Conference. Winners of 7 of their last ten games, and a game back of the 6th seed in the conference, this four-game swing will help shape the conference standings.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has historically dominated in L.A. throughout his career, now, the OKC Thunder are set to play three straight in LaLa Land.

The Thunder will take on the L.A. Clippers tonight and on Thursday, in a baseball-style series to tip-off this road trip. Earlier this season, OKC swept the Clippers in this same format in Bricktown, but each team looked different then. Specifically the Clippers who did not have star Kawhi Leonard for either contest.

Now, each team will use this set as a chance to jockey for position in the standings. Then, the Thunder will stay in L.A. for a matchup with the Lakers on Friday, which is the second night of a back-to-back. History also tells us, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will not play in that game, but OKC will cross that bridge when they get there.

No matter which games, or how many games, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander plays in during this three game LA stay, one thing is for sure, he will dominate the hardwood at Crypto arena.

Since the 2020-21 NBA Season, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has played six games in L.A. where he originally started his career with the Clippers, and in those six games he has been a star. SGA averages 28 points, four rebounds, six assists, and a steal per game in the arena formally known as Staples Center.

However, the raw numbers do not do him justice when you factor in the big plays, big shots, and big moments he has been part of in that arena in that span. From game winners, to spoiling historic performances, the lights are always bright in L.A.

As OKC stares down four of the most important games on their schedule with these three games in L.A. being capped off with a Sunday road game in Portland, Thunder fans can have confidence that Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will continue to play at his All-NBA clip.

When you have a superstar that averages 31 points, five rebounds, five assists, nearly two steals, and a block per game, you can win any matchup on any given night.

So buckle up, and get ready for an exciting week of basketball.

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