The Thunder bounced back Saturday night with a convincing win over the Brooklyn Nets, 90-76 during this off-season’s Las Vegas summer league. Consistent with their regular season mantra, OKC hammered Brooklyn on the glass, tallying 57 rebounds (14 ORBs) to cruise to an easy win.
OKC was led by Daniel Hamilton, who finished with 12-9-7, although finishing 4-13 from the floor. Dakari Johnson (I got the right surname this time) once again had a solid performance, accumulating 11 points on 5-8 shooting, 6 rebounds, and 5(!) assists. Why does it seem like Dakari might be the best passer on the floor? Methinks he may have a little bit of a Malik Rose vibe going on. Still can’t jump though.
Meanwhile, OKC’s most standout player, Hamidou Diallo, who finished with 19-8 on the night, somehow didn’t even appear in the box score, which tells me that NBA.com is in serious summer league form, just as yours truly is. (But seriously guys, I’m just a lowly blogger, and your box score adds up to 71 points)
From Nick Gallo:
“(Diallo) is able to recover into plays because he’s so gifted athletically,” Oklahoma City Blue Head Coach Mark Daigneault said. “He was playing with a motor and he wasn’t really thinking out there. Now it’s a matter of catching him up on what we’re doing and take it from there.”
“I like to get after it on both sides of the court and I like to bring a different level of energy to the game,” Diallo added. “Whatever coach needs me to do, whatever the assignment is, I’m ready to get out there and stick my nose in it.”
Full video recap:
Next game is vs the Toronto Raptors at 3:30PM EST on Monday, July 9th. And seriously, I am never going to escape Derek freaking Fisher.
1792, in case you’re wondering.