Holmgren and SGA Propel OKC Thunder to Overtime Victory Against Warriors

In a thrilling matchup, the Oklahoma City Thunder orchestrated a stunning comeback against Steph Curry’s Golden State Warriors, securing a 130-123 overtime victory.

Despite trailing by 18 points, the Thunder’s dynamic duo of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Chet Holmgren shone brightly, combining for an impressive 76 points and extending the team’s winning streak to four games.

Overtime saw Gilgeous-Alexander’s brilliance as he scored eight consecutive points, including a pivotal block against Stephen Curry’s 3-point attempt.

This defensive effort led to a transition basket, securing a 128-123 lead for the Thunder.

The regulation period featured a dramatic exchange, with Andrew Wiggins appearing to seal the game with a 3-pointer, only for Holmgren to nail a buzzer-beating shot, forcing overtime.

Holmgren’s career-high 36 points and 10 rebounds showcased his impact, while Wiggins led the Warriors with 31 points.

Jalen Williams played a crucial role in the Thunder’s comeback, contributing 22 points, including a game-tying jumper in the fourth quarter.

Stephen Curry’s return added intensity to the game, with Curry amassing 25 points.

Despite being the third matchup between the teams, it marked the first clash between Curry and Gilgeous-Alexander, with the latter outdueling the Warriors’ star with a stellar 40-point performance.

The Thunder faced defensive challenges as Lu Dort focused on Curry, allowing Klay Thompson to contribute 16 points and three 3-pointers. The Warriors shot 18-of-46 from beyond the arc, showcasing their outside shooting prowess.

While the Warriors held an 18-point lead in the third quarter, the Thunder responded with an 8-0 run, narrowing the gap. Gilgeous-Alexander’s 15 points in the third quarter played a crucial role in the comeback.

Next on the agenda for the Thunder is a faceoff against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center, with aspirations of claiming their 10th win and achieving a remarkable fifth consecutive victory this season.

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