Thunder Upsets Warriors in Overtime Thriller
OKLAHOMA CITY — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander believes that the Oklahoma City Thunder have made a significant statement with their handling of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA this season. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 38 points as the Thunder defeated the Warriors 138-136 in overtime on Friday night. Jalen Williams scored 28 points and Chet Holmgren added 21 for the Thunder, who have now beaten the Warriors three times in their last four matchups. Despite the Warriors’ 10-12 record, Gilgeous-Alexander emphasized the importance of the win, acknowledging the Warriors’ remarkable history with NBA titles. He mentioned that they remain an essential measuring stick for the young Thunder team that currently sits in second place in the Western Conference standings. Stephen Curry scored 10 of his 34 points in overtime, Klay Thompson scored 22 points, and Draymond Green added 12 points and 13 assists for the Warriors before fouling out and drawing a loud cheer from the crowd. The Thunder capitalized on the most turnovers the team has forced in a game since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City. The game resulted in yet another thrilling match between the two teams, with an average of 134 points scored throughout the series. The last seconds of regulation were frantic, and a clutch play from Holmgren sent the game into overtime. Despite Curry’s 20 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, the Warriors’ turnovers eventually proved too much to overcome. Warriors coach Steve Kerr expressed his belief in the team’s ability to win a championship, but emphasized the need to address their turnovers and fouls to secure victories. UPCOMING GAMES: Warriors: Visit the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. Thunder: Host the Utah Jazz on Monday.