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It was fun, but I would have rather had less of a good time and a wider margin of victory as the home team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, held on to beat New Orleans 94-92 in the Paycom last night on Reno Street.  Cason Wallace, OKC’s “other” rookie had the final stop, forcing Pel’s guard CJ McCollum from making a last second three point shot as the Thunder take a one game lead in the best of four first round series.


Chet Holmgren had the other significant defensive stop with a masterful block, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexaner’s old-fashioned three point play were the winning points in the final minute of the game.   The two teams will meet for game two Wednesday night in OKC at 8:30 PM

Feature photo:  Oklahoma City forward Chet Holmgren (7) celebrates a 3-pointer in the first quarter during game one of the NBA playoffs between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, on Sunday, April 21, 2024.  NATHAN J. FISH/THE OKLAHOMAN





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