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Shocking-Oklahoma City Thunder Stun Toronto Raptors with Epic Comeback in Double-Overtime Thriller…

In a remarkable comeback, the Oklahoma City Thunder secured a 135-127 double-overtime victory against the Toronto Raptors, overcoming a substantial 23-point deficit. Josh Giddey led the charge with 24 points, while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander contributed 23.

Chet Holmgren and Lu Dort each added 22 points, and Aaron Wiggins chipped in 20 as the Thunder, now standing at 35-15, equaled a team record with 23 successful 3-pointers out of 63 attempts.

Despite a challenging first half where Oklahoma City missed 18 of 25 3-point shots and trailed by 16 points, they mounted a comeback in the third quarter, narrowing the gap to 78-72 with a 17-2 run. Notably, the team played without key players Jalen Williams and Isaiah Joe due to injury.

RJ Barrett led the Raptors with 23 points, supported by Scottie Barnes, Jakob Poeltl, and former Thunder player Dennis Schroder, each contributing 19 points. The Raptors made 14-of-35 3-pointers.

In the second overtime, Lu Dort played a crucial role, scoring six points, including a pivotal 3-pointer that put the Thunder ahead 121-118. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who fell short of reaching 30 points for the first time in 10 games, made a game-tying 3-pointer in the first overtime and blocked a potential game-winner by Gary Trent Jr.

Despite facing adversity, the Thunder displayed resilience and trust in each other, with coach Mark Daigneault praising their confidence and the impressive show of teamwork. The Thunder’s next challenge is against the Utah Jazz, while the Raptors are set to face the New Orleans Pelicans.

Yachiga Tavershima
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