The Oklahoma City Thunder delivered a commanding performance against the New Orleans Pelicans, securing a dominant 106-85 victory in Game 3 to push their first-round playoff series to the edge.

Led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s 24 points and strong contributions from Jalen Williams and Josh Giddey with 21 points each, the Thunder overwhelmed the Pelicans.

The Pelicans, missing Zion Williamson due to injury, now face the daunting task of avoiding elimination in Game 4 at home, trailing 0-3 in the series.

Despite efforts from Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum, who scored 19 and 16 points respectively, the Pelicans struggled to find their rhythm and were unable to contain the Thunder’s potent offense.