Shai Gilgeous-Alexander OUT vs Pistons in must-win game

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

The Oklahoma City Thunder are facing a must-win game against the Detroit Pistons. After falling last night to the Charlotte Hornets, the OKC Thunder need to get back on track against the Pistons. They will once again not have Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in this matchup.

At the end of Sunday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, the OKC Thunder saw their superstar point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander go down with an ankle sprain. Gilgeous-Alexander was able to return to that game in Portland and pull out a win for the Thunder.

But as the team returned home for a two game mini-homestand on a back-to-back the Thunder fell in the first half of this set without Shai Gilgeous-Alexander to the Hornets, and now as the Pistons come to town the star is still out.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will miss a must-win game against the Pistons on Wednesday, as Mark Daigneault updates his status moving forward.

The Oklahoma City Thunder will take on the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, needing a win as the Thunder cling to the tenth seed in the Western Conference. It will be up to Jalen Williams, Josh Giddey, and Isaiah Joe to continue to lead the way for the squad.

Still, the trio can not do it alone. Despite where the Pistons sit right now in the standings, those are NBA players across the floor from Oklahoma City, and as they saw yesterday they must be prepared.

Mark Daigneault updated Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s status pregame noting “[Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is] Better every day. With an ankle sprain, that’s stuff that with treatment and time and rest improves, and it has improved, and as soon as he clears the threshold of being able to play and play in a way where we don’t think we’re setting him back, he’ll be back.”

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s status for Friday in Indiana is not yet known.

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