Oklahoma City Thunder Guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Lights Up Philadelphia 76ers

Oklahoma City Thunder Guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander kept his incredible season rolling with another huge night on Thursday. The fifth-year player overwhelmed the Philadelphia 76ers in a 133-114 win, hitting 10 of his 16 shots for a massive 37 points.

Gilgeous-Alexander also hit all 16 of his free throws while adding eight rebounds and six assists. The big night boosted his per-game season averages to a hefty 31.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 5.6 assists on .504 shooting. Perhaps no other player in the NBA has taken as big a leap forward as SGA.

At 19-23, the Thunder are still in the throes of yet another rebuilding season, but they've finally hit on something in Gilgeous-Alexander. He may single-handedly keep the team out of a top spot in the lottery. Unless the Thunder tank like they've never tanked and stumble into premier draft prospects Victor Wembanyama or Scoot Henderson, Gilgeous-Alexander could be the cornerstone of the Thunder's future.

The Thunder visit the Chicago Bulls Friday night.  

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