Holder for the first time of the season after four games, Nerlens Noel was able to prove to coach Billy Donovan that he deserved to be on the starting line 5 against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night. Joined with a good Russel Westbrook and Paul Georges, each 23 points, the OKC Haitian pivot, author of 20 points, allowed his new franchise to record his first victory (117-110).
One XL performance to achieve this victory has attracted attention, it is the pivot of the Dessalinist, holder, he spent 25 minutes on the floor, for a double double with 20 points and 15 rebounds including 9 defensive and he was the Thunder with the highest rate of shooting success in this match 64.7% ie 9/14 in shots, 2/3 in free throw, 4 steals, 1 Block 2 assists.
A victory come at the right time to get off to a good start this new season. Nerlens & CO occupy 13th place in the Western Conference. They will face this Tuesday the Los Angeles Clippers from 8 PM.