Game Grades: OKC Thunder blow out Lakers to end losing skid

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Grading the OKC Thunder bench:

Isaiah Joe, G, OKC Thunder - A-

Joe entered Thursday’s game with three blocks this season and 18 in his career. Yet, his shot-blocking was the highlight of his night as he racked up three rejections.

His fourth-quarter block from behind on Davis’ dunk attempt led to a Dort 3-pointer that helped put the game away with four minutes left. Of course, he nailed some shots from outside too.

Joe nailed a couple of shots from beyond the arc on his way to 10 points. He was one of seven Thunder players to score in double digits and one of two off the bench.

Cason Wallace, G, OKC Thunder - B+

Wallace was the other bench player to score in double digits, also finishing with 10. The Thunder’s rookie guard had two 3-pointers as he has been one of the best outside shooters in the league.

But defense is his calling, and he delivered with a block against the Lakers. Wallace also finished with a plus-minus of +19, tying Joe for the best mark.

Aaron Wiggins, G, OKC Thunder - B

Wiggins was everywhere for Oklahoma City in his 12 minutes on Thursday. He finished with six points, five rebounds and two assists to help complete a blowout win.

Kenrich Williams, F, OKC Thunder - C

Williams did not do much as far as the stat sheet goes, but still provided valuable minutes against the Lakers. His frame allowed him to match up with the Lakers’ stars.

Williams scored just one point but added a couple of steals and three assists.

Jaylin Williams, F, OKC Thunder - D

Williams nailed a 3-pointer in garbage time but did not do much else. He came in after Holmgren committed a second foul in the first quarter but never played meaningful minutes after his stint early.

Lindy Waters III, G, OKC Thunder - D

Waters’ night was similar to Jaylin WIlliams’. He hit a late 3-pointer, but outside of his garbage time bucket, he did not do much. Waters did, however, manage to rack up three fouls in 12 minutes.

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