Game Grades: OKC Thunder fall flat against Rockets despite Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's efforts

OKC Thunder fall flat against the Houston Rockets despite Shai Gilgeous-Alexander's game.
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Grading the OKC Thunder’s best bench performer:

Tre Mann, G, OKC Thunder: A-

After playing in the G League and struggling to find a spot in the Thunder’s rotation, Mann may have broken through on Wednesday. The third-year guard scored 10 points, joining Aaron Wiggins as the only double-digit scorers off the bench. In addition to his scoring, Mann finished with four assists and two steals.

One of his assists went to Jalen Williams at the end of the third quarter after Mann’s patience opened up an easy passing lane to the dunker spot.

Grading the best Rocket:

Aaron Holiday, G, Houston Rockets: A

The Thunder entered the fourth quarter hoping to cut into the deficit and finish with a win. Holiday quickly crushed those hopes.

The guard nailed four 3-pointers in the final frame, including one with 7:44 left to give Houston its biggest lead at 17. His 14-point fourth quarter propelled him to a 22-point night.

He led Houston’s charge from beyond the arc and finished 6-of-7 overall. While his fourth quarter, and particularly his deep shot, stole the show, he also finished with six rebounds and four assists.

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