Josh Giddey stars in OKC’s NBA win

Oklahoma star Josh Giddey has reportedly been traded to the Chicago Bulls in the NBA.

Oklahoma star Josh Giddey has reportedly been traded to the Chicago Bulls in the NBA. Photo: Getty

Josh Giddey has come up one rebound short of another NBA double-double in an impressive home victory for Oklahoma City.

The 20-year-old Australian guard had 15 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals in the Thunder’s 132-113 triumph over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

OKC (5-7) had eight players in total reach double figures, including a game-high 22 points from Eugene Omoruyi and 20 from Shai Gilgeous Alexander.

Giddey, the No.6 pick in the 2021 draft, has 19 career double-doubles to his name and already three in nine games this season.

Compatriot Jock Landale, meantime, had seven points and six rebounds in Phoenix’s shock 114-97 loss to the Magic in Orlando.

Cameron Payne scored 22 points and Devin Booker had 17 points on 6-of-19 shooting for the Suns, who dropped to 8-4.

Wendell Carter Jr. had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Terrence Ross scored 12 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter, and Orlando (4-9) earned their second straight win for the first time this season.

In Boston, Jayson Tatum had 34 points, eight rebounds and five assists and the Celtics extended their season-best win streak to five games by beating Denver 131-112.

It was Tatum’s third straight game with at least 30 points and seventh time with 30-plus this season.

Jaylen Brown had 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists while Al Horford had six triples and finished 21 points and seven rebounds for Boston (9-3).

Nikola Jokic had 29 points and eight boards but couldn’t stop the Nuggets’ four-game winning streak coming to an end.

Elsewhere, the Spurs inflicted just a second defeat of the campaign on the Milwaukee Bucks – who were missing Giannis Antetokounmpo again with a knee injury – winning 111-93 in San Antonio.

And the New York Knicks were 121-112 victors over Detroit with RJ Barrett’s 30 points handing the Pistons their seventh loss from as many road games this season.

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