Grading the OKC Thunder bench:
The OKC Thunder rookie guard continued his excellent start to the season. Wallace played 25 minutes off the bench and made an immediate impact for the Thunder.
Wallace again displayed his two-way skills and ended with 10 points, nailing a couple of threes. Wallace also finished with four assists, including an alley-oop to Gilgeous-Alexander on the fast break.
But he did get stuffed by the rim on a dunk attempt in the first half in one of his only lowlights.
Oklahoma City’s glue guy came through again in his second game this season. Williams ended with six points and five rebounds, making all his shots.
Williams played valuable minutes as a small-ball five and helped lessen the effectiveness of the Warriors’ big men in those minutes.
Vasilije Micic got early minutes after his performance against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday. Micic took advantage and showed off his playmaking again.
Micic helped get his teammates involved and tied Gilgeous-Alexander for a team-high seven assists. Micic also knocked down an important 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter as the Thunder began to gain some separation.
Aaron Wiggins has yet to have much opportunity to play this season, but he continues to make the most of his minutes. Wiggins typically makes an instant impact when he steps on the floor.
Against the Warriors, Wiggins scored just a few plays into his night and gave the Thunder a boost in 11 minutes. He ended with five points and two rebounds.
Isaiah Joe refused to miss against the Warriors. The OKC Thunder sharpshooter went 7-of-7 from beyond the arc.
Joe’s seven makes helped the OKC Thunder finish with a season-high 19 3-pointers. While his looks were mostly open, he progressively made tougher shots.
That trend culminated in him getting fouled on his final shot from that range. At the line, he racked up his only miss of the night, making two of his three free throws to get him to 23 points.