‘Winning shot of the 12th ranked rookie’ OKC’s dream of advancing into PO has matured

Williams saved Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma City Thunder won 107-106 in a game against the Detroit Pistons in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Oklahoma City Paycom Center on the 30th (hereinafter Korean time).

Oklahoma City is a team that wants a direct ticket to the playoffs beyond the play-in tournament. On the other hand, the opponent is Detroit, which is located at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. Oklahoma City’s dominance was predicted, but an unexpectedly fierce match unfolded.

Oklahoma City was down 23-49 in the bench fight and could hardly open the score gap. Eventually, the game was tied at the beginning of the fourth quarter. But Oklahoma City wasn’t standing still. Rookie Jalen Williams was in charge of the attack, showing concentration until the end.

However, Oklahoma City gave up a one-point lead by hitting a 3-pointer from Detroit’s Corey Joseph. Oklahoma City had to risk life and death on the last attack for a reversal.

Josh Giddy attempted a turnaround jumper but missed the rim. The moment the shadow of defeat was visible, Williams led the team to a new victory by scoring a putback following an offensive rebound.

Williams’ final record for the day was 27 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists, including winning shots, with a field goal success rate of 57.9% (11/19).

In an interview after the match, Williams said, “It’s a big victory. I tried to play physically. I also showed a great play at the end. Josh Giedy took a good opportunity. After that, I shot in the right place.” conveyed his impressions.

Williams wore an Oklahoma City uniform with the 12th overall pick in the 2022 NBA draft. He averaged 14.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals this season, becoming one of the main players leading the Oklahoma City storm.온라인카지노

Manager Mark Dagnault also believes in Williams.

Head coach Dagnault said, “Jalen Williams is growing throughout the year. He is experiencing a lot of things, such as constantly managing his performance and physical condition.”

With the victory, Oklahoma City recorded a record of 38-39. The ranking is 10th in the Western Conference. It is 1 game away from the 11th place Dallas Mavericks and 2 games away from the 6th place Golden State Warriors. Oklahoma City, which was considered a tanking team, is now in a situation where it can aim for the playoffs.

Williams showed confidence in the ranking fight, saying, “It’s fun. I hope to learn more by integrating into the team.”

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