Shai Gilgeous-Alexander provides major health update after Thunder beat Kings

Sacramento Kings v Oklahoma City Thunder
Sacramento Kings v Oklahoma City Thunder / Joshua Gateley/GettyImages

After missing four straight games and six of the last seven, Tuesday night superstar Shai Gilgeous-Alexander made his return to the lineup for the OKC Thunder in what proved to be an exhilarating showing against the Sacramento Kings.

Despite a slow start that saw Oklahoma City trail by as many as 20 late in the second period, SGA's heroics shined through when it mattered most and, in turn, the guard spearheaded the charge for an epic fourth-quarter comeback and their league-leading 17 comeback win after being down by double digits, as Mark Daigneault's club pulled out a commanding 112-105 triumph.

A rough and tough matchup that saw many missed calls at the expense of the Thunder guard, considering he had already seemed to re-aggravate his nagging quad ailment following his last showing against the New York Knicks a legitimate fear after this matchup against the Kings was a similar aftereffect could be had.

Fortunately, it seems all is well regarding Gilgeous-Alexander, as he provided an inspiring health status update during his postgame presser.

Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says he feels '100%'

"I felt pretty good to start. The past couple of games I tried to play through the injury but it wasn't healing fast enough so I figured I'd get some break, get some work and not come back until I felt 100 percent and I feel 100 percent tonight for sure."

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Through nearly 38 minutes played Gilgeous-Alexander certainly appeared to be at his pre-injury form, as he was elusive and non-hesitant in virtually all facets of the game, but particularly when driving to the basket which was a positive sight to see for Thunder fans.

By game's end, the point guard dropped a whopping 40 points to go along with 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, and 2 blocks all while shooting 52.4 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from distance.

Right from the jump it seems that SGA is back to his old self and these next few games remaining on the regular season docket provide plenty of time for him to shake off and residual rust that may still linger.

Of course, based on Tuesday's showing, none seems to be present.