In a heart-pounding showdown that saw Stephen Curry’s game-winning layup secure a 141-139 victory for the Golden State Warriors over the Oklahoma City Thunder, the young Thunder squad showed their mettle.
Despite missing star player Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the Thunder’s Lu Dort led the scoring with 29 points, while rookie Chet Holmgren delivered a standout performance, contributing 24 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Golden State head coach Steve Kerr recognized the Thunder’s potential. “These guys are coming, everyone can feel it,” he said, via ClutchPoints. “You could feel it last year and now they have Chet back…
“OKC’s coming and they’re loaded with talent, extremely well-coached, so we know they’re gonna be a factor all year.”