Ousmane Dieng and Chet Holmgren power OKC Thunder to win

Ousmane Dieng #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
Ousmane Dieng #13 of the Oklahoma City Thunder (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images) /

The OKC Thunder earned a massive Summer League win thanks to two of the team’s three 2022 NBA Draft Lottery picks. Chet Holmgren and Ousmane Dieng helped power the Thunder to a victory.

Holmgren and Dieng paired up for a masterful showing in Las Vegas as OKC Thunder took care of business against the Indiana Pacers, 98-87, for their second win in the tournament in perhaps their best performance yet.

The OKC Thunder knock off the Indiana Pacers as Chet Holmgren and Ousmane Dieng power the team.

The 7-foot-1 Holmgren posted 25 points on a 9-of-15 field goal clip, nine rebounds, and five blocks. Dieng, meanwhile, chipped in 22 points on an incredibly efficient 9-of-11 shooting clip, alongside nine boards and six assists.

Dieng was particularly impressive as he displayed his astounding on-ball chops through off-the-dribble jumpers that resembled the type of ceiling the Thunder projected him to reach.

Chet Holmgren also found his spots, showcasing his power and tenacity from both ends of the floor to lift the Thunder in their second win in three Vegas games.

Off the bench, Keyontae Johnson continued his stellar summer play with 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting, while Jared Butler also turned in 18 as four OKC Thunder players scored 18+ points in the victory.

After nursing an ankle sprain throughout the start of Summer League play, third year forward Jeremiah Robinson-Earl played 23 minutes for seven points and eight rebounds in his debut. The Villanova product struggled in his first game action in months in what is an important summer for him.

Cason Wallace did not have an eye-popping box score for the OKC Thunder, scoring just four points as he continued to find his rhythm against NBA-level defenses. The 10th pick of the 2023 NBA draft also contributed five rebounds and as many assists.

Similar to their last meeting against the Houston Rockets, the OKC Thunder struggled from beyond the arc, hitting only six triples on 24 tries.

The OKC Thunder improved to 2-1 in Vegas play, 4-2 overall on the Summer, as a matchup against the Washington Wizards is on deck Friday.

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