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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 30 points, Thunder rout Wizards 146-107

Fri, Feb 23, 2024
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scores 30 points, Thunder rout Wizards 146-107

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 30 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Washington Wizards 146-107 on Friday night.

Chet Holmgren added 25 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which shot 59.8% from the field and 50% from 3-point-range. The Thunder had their highest points total of the season, eclipsing 140 in a victory over San Antonio on Jan. 24.

The Thunder closed within a half-game of Minnesota for the lead in the Western Conference. The Timberwolves faced the Milwaukee Bucks later Friday.

Oklahoma City led 80-57 at halftime and 117-81 after three quarters on a night the organization recognized 10 former players as part of Thunder Legacy Weekend.

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Jordan Poole scored 21 points for Washington. The Wizards have lost 10 straight to fall to 9-47.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tyrese Maxey scored 24 points, Cam Payne added 16 points off the bench and Philadelphia beat Cleveland, sending the Cavaliers to their second straight loss and third in four games.

Cleveland, coming off a loss to Orlando on Thursday, was missing leading scorer and All-Star Donovan Mitchell, sidelined with an unspecified illness.

Maxey was having a quiet game until the fourth quarter. He scored 15 of the 76ers' final 20 points and assisted on a 3-pointer by Buddy Heild that put Philadelphia ahead by eight points in the final minute.

Jarrett Allen had 24 points for the Cavaliers, who had their six-game road winning streak halted and lost for the fourth time in 22 games.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Kawhi Leonard scored 24 points, Terance Mann had a season-high 23 points and 12 rebounds and Los Angeles pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Memphis.

Paul George added 14 points for Los Angeles and Ivica Zubac finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out in the fourth quarter.

Jaren Jackson Jr. led Memphis with 29 points.


ATLANTA (AP) - Immanuel Quickley hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to help Toronto beat Atlanta.

Scottie Barnes added 20 points and 10 assists for Toronto. Jacob Poeltl had 12 points, 13 rebounds and six assists.

Dejounte Murray led Atlanta with 24 points. De'Andre Hunter added 22 points.


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