Gallinari, Thunder rout Wizards

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Giannis Askounis

09/Aug/20 20:51

The Oklahoma City Thunder open Sunday NBA action with a strong display.

By Johnny Askounis/

In-form Danilo Gallinari pushed the Oklahoma City Thunder to their third bubble win starring in 121-103 victory over the struggling Washington Wizards.

The Italian forward banked 20 points with 6/8 field goals including 3/5 beyond the arc. In addition, he registered two rebounds, two assists, and one steal. Darius Bazley scored a game-high 23 points marking his NBA-best.

The Thunder jumped to 3-2 in the Orlando bubble bumping up to a 43-26 overall tally in the crowded seeding race of the Western Conference. Up next, the Phoenix Suns on Monday.

The Wizards already eliminated from the playoffs are now 0-6 since the restart. Isaac Bonga threw in 14 points alongside eight rebounds and two assists in losing effort. Fellow European Moritz Wagner finished with 12 points, three rebounds, and one steal.

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