Isaiah Joe’s remarkable display of sinking seven consecutive 3-pointers propelled the Oklahoma City Thunder to a commanding 128-109 victory over the undermanned Golden State Warriors.
Despite the absence of their top 3-point shooter, Stephen Curry, the Warriors struggled, enduring their fifth consecutive loss.
The Thunder, basking in a recent string of success with five wins in their last six games, showcased their prowess by shooting an impressive 59.4 percent from beyond the arc, making 19 of 32 attempts.
In a first half marked by a scoring onslaught, the Thunder established a formidable 19-point lead.
However, the Warriors mounted a comeback, narrowing the gap to just one point in the third quarter. It was at this critical juncture that Isaiah Joe, alongside Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, delivered clutch 3-pointers, sparking a pivotal 10-2 run.
Joe’s seven 3-pointers matched his previous single-game record, underscoring his impact on the game with a total of 23 points.
Isaiah Joe could NOT miss tonight ‼️
A perfect 7/7 from deep, 23 points and a Thunder W to move to 8-4 🔥 pic.twitter.com/DRTcAi1j5L
— NBA (@NBA) November 17, 2023
Despite missing key players like Draymond Green, serving the first night of his five-game suspension, the Warriors couldn’t overcome the Thunder’s resilience.
Kevon Looney stood out for the Warriors with a game-high 11 rebounds and 13 points off the bench. The teams are poised for a rematch on Saturday, promising continued intensity and fierce competition.