Grading the OKC Thunder bench:
Isaiah Joe, G, OKC Thunder: B
Only five points from Joe in this matchup with the Warriors. While it’s a stark difference from what he’s shown against them earlier this season, he always seemed to help make things happen.
Joe finished with three steals and was a game-high +28 when he was on the floor. Yes, +28 in a two-point overtime win.
In that overtime, Joe was hit on a 3-point attempt, leading to him knocking down all three free throws as the Thunder began overtime the way regulation ended.
Cason Wallace, G, OKC Thunder: B+
The rookie guard had another solid performance. This time, he was the only bench player to score in double figures for the Thunder.
Wallace barely qualified with 10 points, but his 4-of-5 shooting night, paired with his defense, helped Oklahoma City get the win.
Aaron Wiggins, G, OKC Thunder: B+
Wiggins was all over the stat sheet in Oklahoma City’s win. He went for nine points on 4-of-5 shooting, including a 3-pointer.
Wiggins also added a couple of steals. This game showed how much coach Mark Daigneault trusts the third-year player.
Wiggins played significant minutes in crunch time and helped the Thunder get stops in the closing minutes.
Jaylin Williams, F, OKC Thunder: D
Williams struggled to do much of anything against Golden State. However, he may have had one of the most important plays of the game.
Williams was called for an offensive foul on an illegal screen, wiping off a corner three from Joe. Paycom Center erupted in anger, an energy that did not waver from that point on.
Kenrich Williams, F, OKC Thunder: C-
Not much happened for Williams. He played only nine points, putting up two points and two rebounds.