Grading the OKC Thunder in win over 76ers in Summer League

Tre Mann #23 of the Oklahoma City Thunder.(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
Tre Mann #23 of the Oklahoma City Thunder.(Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images) /
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No Chet Holmgren, no problem for the OKC Thunder, as it defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 100-92 on Thursday in the Salt Lake Summer League finale. Despite leading for most of the game, the Sixers made a respectable comeback attempt before the Thunder eventually pulled away.

In the final game before the OKC Thunder hits Las Vegas for the rest of the Summer League, the Thunder were without Holmgren, Jalen Williams, and Jaylin Williams. However, that didn’t seem to matter too much as Tre Mann once again delivered an incredible performance, and Ousmane Dieng had his best outing of Summer League so far.

Grading the OKC Thunder’s win over the Philadelphia 76ers in the final game of the Salt Lake City Summer League

Oklahoma City started this game on fire, forcing the Sixers to turn the ball over at an extreme rate. Mann was cooking, per usual, displaying superb confidence passing, and, of course, shooting. Ousmane Dieng also scored very efficiently and did a great job moving off-ball for easy buckets, resulting in 15 first-half points for Dieng.

In the second half, the OKC Thunder started to let go of their huge 31-point advantage. Suddenly, the OKC Thunder started playing incredibly sloppy and careless, leading to Philadelphia gaining enough momentum to spark a comeback. However, those plans were put to a stop as Mann re-entered the game and hit a dagger three to seal the win for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

In the end, the OKC Thunder ended its trip to Salt Lake City with a 2-1 record and a lot of momentum heading into the Las Vegas Summer League.