Thunder Rookies shine again in narrow loss to Spurs

The Thunder arrived just before Wednesday night, falling to San Antonio at home 114-106.

Oklahoma City were able to stay in the competition with a strong all-around offense, but goal droughts combined with a hot second quarter for Spurs were too much to overcome.

The Thunder gave up 39 points in the second frame alone, putting OKC down 15 points at halftime.

At the start of the fourth trimester, Josh Giddey drilled a 3-pointer to bring the Thunder within six points, 89-83, but it was OKC closest to victory.

Jakob Poeltl was once again a thorn in the Thunder’s side, posting 20 points and 17 rebounds. The Thunder had no answer for him defensively or on the glass.

Here’s who paved the way for the Thunder:

Tre Mann, Oklahoma City Thunder
Theo Maledon, Oklahoma City Thunder

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