If anyone was wondering how Josh Giddey would perform with everything on the line, the Aussie NBA star has delivered a telling answer.
Giddey equalled his career-high of 31 points as well as nine rebounds and 10 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder won its play-in tournament clash against the New Orleans Pelicans 123-118.
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The Thunder will now play the Minnesota Timberwolves for a place in the playoffs, where the winner will face Western Conference top seeds the Denver Nuggets.
Giddey, who is still only 20 years old, became the youngest player in NBA history to score at least 30 points in a play-in or playoff game, beating previous record holder Derrick Rose, who set the mark in 2009 by 12 days.
As for his entire…