Oklahoma City Thunder
- Chesapeake Energy Arena
|9||C||6' 10"||220||04/10/1994 (25)||4|
|12||C||6' 11"||265||07/20/1993 (26)||5|
|15||PF||6' 9"||230||07/09/1996 (23)||0|
|33||PF||6' 10"||240||07/01/1991 (28)||5|
|3||PG||6' 1"||175||05/06/1985 (34)||13|
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|21||SG||6' 7"||210||12/04/1991 (28)||5|
|6||SG||6' 5"||202||07/31/1998 (21)||0|
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|23||SG||6' 6"||190||05/17/1998 (21)||1|
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder scored 27 points off the bench in a win over the Celtics, shooting 10 of 21 from the field along with six assists, three three-pointers, and two steals. This marks the third game with more than 20 points for Schroder over his last four, with this performance requiring his most minutes -- 34 -- since Feb. 9 against the Celtics in Oklahoma City. Schroder has been playing like the Sixth Man of the Year all season and is a prime candidate to take home the award on a Thunder team that continues to exceed all expectations.
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Chris Paul shot nine of 19 from the field in a win over the Celtics to finish with 28 points along with seven assists and six rebounds. This was a game Paul clearly wanted to win as evidenced by his 37 minutes played, his most in a game since Jan. 7. CP3 also shot a perfect 10 of 10 from the free-throw line in this one while displaying his usual brand of clutchness down the stretch. OKC is on a roll right now, winners of three straight and tied with Houston for the fifth seed in the west. Paul is perhaps the biggest reason behind the Thunder's play this season, and he doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari shot just six of 17 in a win over the Celtics to finish with 18 points and six rebounds. Gallinari also struggled from beyond the arc by making only two of seven from downtown in Boston. That being said, this big road victory marked his 13th straight game with multiple triples. Gallinari doesn't contribute across the board, but he's been consistent all season with one single-digit scoring performance and four games with less than two three-point makes. Winners of eight of their last 10, the Thunder are all on a roll and will look to continue their play when the Utah Jazz come to OKC on March 11.
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo contributed 12 points, four rebounds, and one block in 26 minutes of play during the 126-103 win over the Knicks on Friday. The 2018 pick averages 6.1 points a game as a reserve on this surprising team, making Friday's point total well above his season average. Nevertheless, this was the first time he scored in double digits since Jan. 25. OKC has more reliable fantasy players and Diallo is not one of them. He is best left on the waiver wire.
Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams finished Friday's 126-103 win over the Knicks with 12 points, 11 rebounds, one assist, and two blocks in 24 minutes of play. The big man is nearly averaging a double-double this season with 11 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Unfortunately, he hasn't been a major factor with guys like Danilo Gallinari, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Chris Paul shouldering much of the scoring load. You can always get decent fantasy production from Adams because of his rebounding abilities, but he hasn't been all that consistent either. Evidence of this is the 26-year-old scoring eight, four, and eight points in the three games before Friday. The Pittsburgh product will look to gain traction on Sunday against a Celtics squad that is ranked among the bottom in defensive rebounds allowed per game.