Chet Holmgren Made Sweet Admission About Shai Gigeous-Alexander After Thunder’s Win

Chet Holmgren is often like lot of NBA fans while watching Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
Chet Holmgren is often like lot of NBA fans while watching Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. /
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander put on a show during the fourth quarter of the Oklahoma City Thunder's 100-96 win over the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center, as the star guard scored eight straight points down the stretch in the fourth quarter to help his team even the West semifinals series up at two games apiece on Monday night.

After the game, Thunder big man Chet Holmgren spoke to reporters and at one point, sounded just like a fan of the team when discussing Gilgeous-Alexander's greatness.

"There's some points in the game where I'm doing the same thing you guys are doing," Holmgren said. "Just, kind of being a fan of what he's doing. When some of those shots go in, uh, just kinda, making a face, like, 'That's crazy.'

"But he's been doing it all year. I've seen him do it since I got here. That's just who he is, tough shot-maker, but he does a lot more out there for us than just that."

Gilgeous-Alexander has now scored 30-plus points in three straight games for the Thunder, who will next take the court for a pivotal Game 5 on Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. ET at the Paycom Center.

Tim Capurso


Tim Capurso is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated. Previously he wrote for RotoBaller and ClutchPoints, where he was the lead editor for MLB, College Football and NFL coverage. A lifelong Yankees and Giants fan, Tim grew up just outside New York City and now lives near Philadelphia. When he's not writing, Tim enjoys reading, exercising and spending time with his family, including his three-legged cat Willow, who, unfortunately, is an Eagles fan.