Josh Giddey scored 31 points and had 10 assists & nine rebounds, helping OKC beat NOP 123-118 and stay alive in the Western Conference play-in tourney.
The 10th seed OKC will face MIN on Friday to secure the eighth seed and enter the playoffs against No. 1 Denver.
This game marked Giddey's playoff debut and he described the atmosphere as loud and hostile, but he was prepared.
The upcoming game against the Timberwolves will be a do-or-die situation for the Thunder.
The intense playoff atmosphere will be similar in the upcoming game against the Timberwolves.
Giddey's performance was impressive and showed his ability to perform under pressure.