Jalen Williams accounted for 21 points (8-of-13 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), five rebounds, seven assists, one block, and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes in Thursday’s 133-110 win over the Lakers.
In addition to being asked to provide scoring, Williams was the first line of defense in Oklahoma City’s quest to slow down LeBron James. While the future Hall of Fame forward put up 21 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block, and four 3-pointers, he was also responsible for five turnovers. Give JDub some of the credit for that, while Oklahoma City’s ability to shut down the Lakers’ supporting cast was what truly blew the game wide open. After struggling in his first game back on Tuesday, Williams was much better two nights later.