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Shai-Gilgeous Alexander had an impressive showing against the Brooklyn Nets to lead his squad to the victory on Sunday night.

The promising guard finished the contest with 31 points on 11-of-16 shooting along with six rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 36 minutes of play.

He helped the Thunder close out a five-game road trip on a 4-1 record. After the game, SGA admitted he is relishing the opportunity every time he face Kevin Durant, who was also exceptional with 36 points, 11 rebounds and four assists on Sunday’s clash.

(via Brandon Rahbar of Daily Thunder):

“I love challenges like that. I just wanted to compete. We had to guard him, and he was going to have to guard me.” The OKC’s promising guard called Durant one of the greats.

Shai-Gilgeous Alexander is averaging 21.0 points, 6.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds per contest throughout nine games in the start of the 2020/21 season campaign.

OKC is on a three-game winning streak since their blowout loss to Miami on January 5. In those three games, SGA averaged 25.7 points on 57.4% from the field, 50.0% from the three-point range and 80.0 from the free-throw line.