WATCH: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander especially rushed to the stands to greet ex-teammate Chris Paul’s family after the Thunder-Warriors game
Fans in awe over Shai Gilgeous-Alexander greeting ex-teammate Chris Paul's family.
Chris Paul and SGA (via Clutch Points)
On Saturday night, the Golden State Warriors and OKC Thunder clashed in an overtime thriller. As a result, the Thunder dealt Golden State their sixth straight loss. Despite Steph Curry’s return from injury, it was Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander who stole the show, concluding the game with an impressive 40 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Chet Holmgren made a crucial game-tying 3-pointer in regular time, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander showcased his skills in overtime with 10 of his 40 points, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 130-123 triumph over the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco. Holmgren had a season-best 36 points.
Andrew Wiggins shone with 31 points and five 3-pointers for the Warriors, while Stephen Curry, returning after missing two games, added 25 points with five 3-pointers. Despite this, the game was intense, as the Thunder bounced back from an 18-point third-quarter lag to push it to overtime. Chet Holmgren’s last-minute 3-pointer tied the score at 117. In overtime, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder to victory.
The Thunder’s triumph, marking their fourth consecutive win, showcased their ability to adapt strategies. In contrast, the Warriors experienced their sixth successive defeat, further compounded by the absence of the suspended Draymond Green for the second game in a row.
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Fans react to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander greeting ex-teammate Chris Paul’s family
Following the game, SGA was caught on tape as he entered the stands to chat with Chris Paul’s family. Additionally, the bond between the two players had deepened, with Chris Paul actively mentoring Shai Gilgeous Alexander during their season together with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
This gesture caught the attention of users on X (formerly Twitter). Who had this to say:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is showcasing remarkable form this season, boasting an average of 29.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game. However, his stellar performance has propelled the Thunder to 4th place in the Western Conference standings. Up next, the Thunder will embark on a journey to face the Portland Trail Blazers.
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