Las Vegas Summer League basketball continued for the Oklahoma City Thunder today, as they faced off with the Toronto Raptors. The Thunder led by as many as 23 and finished with a 92-82 victory on Monday afternoon. Rashawn Thomas and P.J. Dozier both scored 17 points a piece and the Thunder bench put in 35 points.
The Thunder lived in the paint today and also were efficient beyond the arc. The Raptors had no answer for the Thunder inside and struggled to find any consistent offense. Dakari Johnson and Thomas held down the fort inside and Terrance Ferguson and Daniel Hamliton’s length on the perimeter made it tough for the Raptors. The Thunder controlled this game throughout, leading by 21 after three quarters, and taking the double-digit win.
Ferguson is showing improvements defensively, making it a point to use his length. Johnson is continuing to show his soft touch around the basket and he is finishing through contact easily. Thomas is an extremely hard worker on both ends, he shows a soft touch around the basket, and can finish with both hands.
Dozier scored the ball well today and has scored well the entire summer league. He has a smooth in-between game and can also knock down the three. Deonte Burton, a new Thunder two-way signee, showed his physicality and his ability to defend multiple positions. Kevin Hervey also had an efficient night, knocking down open treys and defending well.
The Thunder shot 52% from the field and also shot 58% from three. They nailed 10 out of 17 from long range, but struggled from the free throw line (52%). They won the rebound battle 42-37 and forced 13 turnovers. The Raptors only shot 34% from the field and 33% from the three.
Ferguson chipped 8 points in 28 minutes on the floor and also had the highest plus-minus of any player in the game. Johnson scored 10 points and had 3 blocks.
Anunoby led the Raptors with 19 points, six rebounds, and two blocks. Potts chipped in 15 points off the bench.