SGA, Gallinari Power Thunder Past T-Wolves


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Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander took another step toward super stardom last night against the Minnesota Timberwolves recording a rare 20-point, 20-rebound, 10-assist triple-double in leading the Thunder to a 117-104 win.

SGA is just the third guard in the last 25 years to have a 20-20 game, Ben Simmons and guess who? Russell Westbrook are the others. Even more impressive he's just the fourth second-year player in NBA history to have a 20-20 game. The other three? Well they're all in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and Oscar Robertson.

And let's not forget Danilo Gallinari's big night. He scored 30 points, going 11-of-12 at the free throw line.

OKC's defense, lacking in the first quarter, came on strong after that holding the T-Wolves to just 41.8% shooting overall and the Thunder also out-rebounded Minnesota 51-37.

The Thunder came home right after the game and will begin a three-game home stand tomorrow night when the Toronto Raptors come to town.