Rapid Reaction: Warriors beat Thunder in spectacular tournament opener

Rapid Reaction: Warriors beat Thunder in spectacular tournament opener

It was just one game in the NBA In-Season Tournament. But given the Thunder’s youth and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s absence, it felt like something more.

Brett Dawson

By Brett Dawson

| Nov 4, 2023, 6:39am CDT

Brett Dawson

By Brett Dawson

Nov 4, 2023, 6:39am CDT

Brett Dawson from Sellout Crowd checks in after a wild finish at the Paycom Center, where the veteran Warriors beat the upstart Thunder 141-139 in the NBA In-Season Tournament.

 

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Brett Dawson, the Thunder beat writer at Sellout Crowd, has covered basketball for more than 20 seasons at the pro and college levels. He previously worked the Thunder beat at The Oklahoman and The Athletic and also has covered the New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Lakers and L.A. Clippers. He’s covered college programs at Louisville, Illinois and Kentucky, his alma mater. He taught sports journalism for a year at the prestigious Missouri School of Journalism. You can reach him at [email protected] or find him sipping a stout or an IPA at one of Oklahoma City’s better breweries.

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