The Oklahoma City Thunder grabbed their first win in more than a week on Thursday.
Although they had only played two games in that span, the Thunder’s 133-110 win over the Los Angeles Lakers snapped their losing streak. Unsurprisingly, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was the game’s leading scorer, leading the Thunder to victory.
The OKC Thunder held off the Lakers' stars to get a much-needed win.
On the other side, Anthony Davis had a big night despite the Lakers’ loss. The star big man had 31 points and 14 rebounds and helped the Lakers get out to an early lead.
Oklahoma City trailed by as much as 14 in the first quarter before cutting the deficit in half to end the period. Keeping that trend going, Oklahoma City turned that deficit into a 12-point lead by halftime and never looked back.
While it was not his best night, LeBron James played the Thunder for the first time since breaking the all-time scoring record last season. James put up 21 points, 12 rebounds and six assists for the Lakers on the second night of a back-to-back.
Most importantly for the Thunder, they won the rebounding battle for only the fifth time this season against the Lakers. While Davis and James both had big rebounding games, the Thunder were able to keep just about everyone else off the glass. The Thunder also gave up only seven offensive rebounds, the lowest mark for an opponent this season.