Monday, July 9, 2018

Thunder Rolls Past Raptors With Threes

The Oklahoma City Thunder parlayed a strong pair of quarters into a 92-82 victory over the Toronto Raptors in the Las Vegas Summer League at Thomas and Mack Center on Monday afternoon.
The Thunder (2-1) came out of the locker room with a hot hand, putting up 31 points in a prolific opening period. The Raptors (0-3) were able to play a bit more competitively in the second quarter, but they still trailed by a 56-45 margin at intermission. OKC then essentially put the game away in the third quarter by expanding their advantage by another nine points, allowing them to cruise to an easy win.
The game featured only one tie and four lead changes, with the Thunder dominating the majority of the time. OKC’s 52.4 percent tally from the field – which included a 58.8 percent success rate from three-point range – spearheaded the victory.
OG Anunoby led the way for the Raptors with 19 points and he added six rebounds and two blocks. Malachi Richardson provided 17 points, three rebounds and one steal. Giddy Potts led the second unit with 15 points while also dishing out two assists, hauling in one rebound and recording a block. Codi Miller-McIntyre supplied eight points, eight assists, four rebounds and five steals.
P.J. Dozier and Rashawn Thomas paced the Thunder with matching 17-point tallies. Dozier also posted six rebounds, three assists and one steal, while Thomas registered 12 rebounds, an assist and a steal. Kevin Hervey led the bench with 12 points and also logged four rebounds, three assists and one steal. Dakari Johnson checked in with 10 points, two rebounds, one assist and three blocks.

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