Grading the Best OKC Thunder reserve:
Isaiah Joe decided to miss against the Warriors on Saturday but still had a productive game. Joe’s shooting still helped the Thunder win again, starting with his buzzer-beating 3-pointer to end the first quarter to take the lead.
His next and only other make from deep did not come until much later in the game, but it was a big bonus for the Thunder. He nailed a shot from the left wing to cut the deficit to four in the final moments of the third quarter.
In 26 minutes, Joe scored 10 points and added a steal and a block.
Grading the best Golden State Warriorsr player:
Death, taxes, and Andrew Wiggins going off against the Thunder.
Wiggins has had many outbursts against the Thunder going back to his time in Minnesota, and it appeared he had hit another game-winner against them as well. His shot with 1.6 seconds left did not get the Warriors a win, but it had to feel good for Wiggins as he has not had an ideal start to the season.
On Saturday, Wiggins led Golden State in scoring with 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting. Including his go-ahead shot near the end of regulation, Wiggins nailed five 3-pointers against Oklahoma City after shooting only 5-of-37 from that range coming into the game.
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