It was a hard-fought game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans, with both teams giving their all for a chance to advance in the NBA Play-in tournament. However, the game was not without controversy, as Josh Richardson of the Thunder was assessed a flagrant foul for contact below the belt on Pelicans player Zion Williamson.
Despite this rough play, the Thunder managed to come out on top, thanks in large part to the stellar performances of Josh Giddey and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Giddey nearly had a triple-double, dropping 15 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists, to help lead the Thunder to victory.
With this win, the Thunder will now face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 8th seed in the tournament. This sets up an exciting matchup, as both teams have been playing some of their best basketball of the season as they fight for a chance to make it to the playoffs.
As the teams prepare for their next game, fans eagerly await the outcome, wondering who will emerge victorious and secure their spot in the postseason. Stay tuned for more updates and analysis on this thrilling NBA Play-in tournament.