Josh Giddey equalled his career-high points haul, was one rebound shy of a triple-double in his postseason debut and had the NBA world singing his praises all while being under the legal drinking age in America.
Oh, and the Australian helped the Oklahoma City Thunder book a date with the Minnesota Timberwolves with the chance to advance into the playoffs after beating the New Orleans Pelicans in the play-in tournament.
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Giddey finished with a dazzling stat line of 31 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in the Thunder’s 123-118 victory over the Pelicans, with 12 of those coming in Oklahoma City’s explosive third quarter.
The 20-year-old drained three three-pointers, made 11 shots from inside the arc and went six-from-seven at the charity…