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Clemente Almanza

Recap: Strong final frame pushes OKC Blue to 111-103 win over Stockton Kings

The G League’s OKC Blue’s massive fourth quarter helped propel them to an 111-103 win over the Stockton Kings on Saturday. The road win improved the Blue’s record to 6-9 on the season.

The Blue quickly built up a double-digit lead, leading 33-21 following the first quarter. A 34-point second frame by the Kings tied it up at 55 apiece by halftime.

A 28-point third quarter by the Kings forced the Blue to trail by seven points entering the final frame. Needing to catch up, OKC got off to a ridiculous 29-4 run to create an 18-point advantage.

The Kings managed to cut it down to single digits but never threatened to seriously comeback. In the end, OKC outscored Stockton, 35-20, in the decisive fourth quarter.

The Blue shot 54% from the field and went 12-of-30 (40%) from 3. They dished out 28 assists on 42 baskets. Five players scored at least 14 points for OKC.

Meanwhile, the Kings shot 44% from the field and went 8-of-39 (20.5%) from 3. They collected 26 assists on 39 baskets. Stockton was led by a pair of 20-point scorers.

Some notable individual performances for both sides:

  • Ousmane Dieng: 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting, 2-of-4 from 3, nine rebounds, five assists
  • Jahmi’us Ramsey: 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting, 4-of-5 from 3, nine rebounds, three assists
  • Hunter Maldonado: 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting, seven assists, five rebounds
  • Noah Starkey: 16 points on 5-of-6 shooting, six rebounds, three assists
  • Skal Labissiere: 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting, 11 rebounds, four blocks
  • Jaylen Nowell: 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting, 2-of-8 from 3, eight rebounds, six assists, three steals
  • Deonte Burton: 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting, 2-of-8 from 3, five rebounds, two assists
  • Shabazz Muhammad: 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting, 2-of-3 from 3, two rebounds

The full highlights from the Blue’s eight-point win over the Sacramento Kings’ G League affiliate can be watched below:

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