Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 37 points, while Josh Giddey’s brilliant second NBA season continued as the Thunder avenged a 19-point New Year’s Eve loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The 76ers fell 133-114 to the Oklahoma City Thunder to lose ground to Cleveland in the battle for fourth place in the east.
Coming off a sixth career triple-double in his last start, Giddey finished with 20 points – 11 came in the fourth quarter – from seven-of-14 shooting, as well as eight assists, four rebounds and a steal in 36 minutes.
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It was the sixth time in his past 10 games that Giddey had reached the 20-point mark. He’s now averaged 18.8 points from his past eight matches.
The Thunder’s win…