Oklahoma City Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder will welcome the Atlanta Hawks to Paycom Center for an NBA game on Wednesday. The Thunder won 99-101 in their last game over the Nuggets. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander banked in a decisive 8-foot jumper with 9.2 seconds remaining and finished with 34 points as the Oklahoma City Thunder snapped Denver’s league-leading nine-game win streak and beat the Nuggets 101-99 Sunday night.
After Denver’s Zeke Nnaji hit two free throws to tie the game at 99 with 30 seconds left, Gilgeous-Alexander got the ball out of a timeout and hit the mid-range jumper to give the Thunder the lead. The Nuggets’ Jamal Murray missed a fadeaway 14-foot shot in the final seconds. Josh Giddey had 18 points and a team-high nine rebounds for the Thunder, who earned their seventh win in nine games.
“He’s got some poise in those situations,” Thunder head coach Mark Daigneault said of Gilgeous-Alexander. “The game slows down for him. He’s got great confidence and he’s always at his pace, even in the most pressure situations.” Oklahoma City’s victory ended the Nuggets’ 16-game home win streak — the franchise’s longest run in 10 years.
The Hawks on the other hand lost 111-100 against the Bulls in their last game. Trae Young had 21 points and 13 assists, while Dejounte Murray added 20 points for the Hawks, who have lost two straight after winning five in a row. LaVine finished with 20 points.
In the previous two meetings in Atlanta, both games ended with a buzzer-beater. AJ Griffin beat the Bulls at the horn on Dec. 11 and 10 days later, Ayo Dosunmu returned the favor with a follow shot as time expired. The Hawks lost their key defender De’Andre Hunter before the game to asthma symptoms.
The Bulls controlled most of the second half.Patrick Williams sealed the game with a 3 to put Chicago up 108-95 with 1:53 left. Williams finished with 18 points and nine rebounds. “I thought Patrick was really good tonight on the glass. He had some really important timely rebounds both defensively and offensively. That was important for us in crucial situations,” said Bulls coach Billy Donovan. “He is a guy that has to try to get double-figure rebounds for us.”
Oklahoma City Thunder: Luguentz Dort, Jalen Williams, Mike Muscala, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Josh Giddey
Atlanta Hawks: John Collins, Bogdan Bogdanović, Clint Capela, Trae Young, Dejounte Murray
Oklahoma City Thunder: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Aleksej Pokusevski, Chet Holmgren
Atlanta Hawks: Onyeka Okongwu, De’Andre Hunter
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Atlanta Hawks Schedule
The game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks will take place at Paycom Center on Wednesday, January 25 at 8:00 PM ET.
Where to watch the Oklahoma City Thunder vs Atlanta Hawks?
The match between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Atlanta Hawks will be telecast live on Bally Sports Southeast, Fox Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports Oklahoma.
|Country||Channel||Date and Time|
|United States||Bally Sports Southeast, Fox Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Oklahoma, Fox Sports Oklahoma.||January 25 (8:00 PM ET)|
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