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OKC is not just any old team in rebuild……Thunder 114-Bucks 109….

Justin Jackson shoots and hits a dagger three-pointer over Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo with the shot clock running down to give the Thunder a five-point lead with 14.9 seconds left in the game. Sue Ogrocki, AP

 

 

The Oklahoma City Thunder is being very consistent currently in their rebuild for 2020-2021.  Last night in OKC proved the point as the Thunder beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-109 for their 11th win against 15 defeats.

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel :

Oklahoma City is in the midst of a rebuild but had started to play well in February, beating the Houston Rockets and splitting a pair of games with the Minnesota Timberwolves, while losing to the the Los Angeles Lakers (twice) and Denver Nuggets by a combined 13 points in the four losses.

The youthful Thunder continued that strong play to stun the Bucks.  All five starters reached double figures in scoring and the team shot 41.7% from the three-point line – well above their league-worst 33.7% mark coming into the game.

 

OKC won without two key guards in Shai Gilgeous-Alexander  and Theo Maledon.  Justin Jackson was perfect from the three point line (4-4) and he hit the dagger three late in the 4th quarter to seal the Thunder’s big upset.

 

Feature Photo:

Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is fouled by Oklahoma City center Al Horford on his way to the basket during the first half.
Alonzo Adams, Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

 

Bucks forward Khris Middleton gets a shot off next to the basket just out of the reach of Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo in the first half. Sue Ogrocki, AP

About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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