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Josh Giddey misses game-tying free-throw after career-best night time

Josh Giddey misses game-tying free-throw after career-best night time


The NBA is as brutal because it will get.

That’s the lesson Aussie Josh Giddey realized first hand after a brutal missed free throw proved pivotal regardless of a profession night time in opposition to the Charlotte Hornets.

Giddey’s Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder misplaced 137-134 to the lowly Hornets, who’re nicely out of the playoff race.

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The Thunder are barely holding on to the ultimate play-in spot however are in a three-way battle for 2 spots with the Mavericks and Lakers.

It’s why the loss hurts much more as Giddey had an opportunity to tie the sport, lacking a second free-throw which might have tied the sport at 135-all with simply 2.8 seconds remaining.

It left sufficient time for the Thunder to foul the Hornets, of which Svi Mykhailiuk hit each, earlier than a Jalen Williams three-point try fell brief.

At 37-39 for the season, Thunder might be rueing the loss to the Hornets however whereas Giddey missed the pivotal shot, it was the one factor the 20-year-old might have accomplished to enhance his good recreation.

The Aussie hit a career-high 31-points, together with 10 rebounds and 9 assists as he simply missed out of yet one more triple-double.

With out Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jalen Williams (31 factors) and Isaiah Joe (33 factors) together with Giddey virtually received the Thunder over the road, particularly after main 68-57 at halftime.

However the Hornets turned it on within the second half, scoring 80 factors with PJ Washington hit 43 factors.

It was the problem that the majority annoyed Thunder coach Mark Daigneault.

“I used to be most upset in our defence, particularly within the second half, actually from the primary 5 minutes throughout,” he stated. “We’ve received to look within the mirror on that.”

Giddey echoed the feedback, saying OKC “received complacent”.

“We’ve got to buckle down and perceive what we’re enjoying for and what the stakes are at this finish of the season,” Giddey stated.