Josh Geddy is in very hot shape right now.
The Aussie brilliantly led the OKC Thunder in Monday’s 112-102 road win over the Brooklyn Nets (all times EST) with 28 points — equaling a career high and setting a new season high — and going with nine rebounds and nine assists. . It falls short of the triple double in another major lesson.
Jedi scored 11 points in the fourth quarter alone, including seven consecutive points for the Thunder to open the period to tie the scores. The Thunder’s big streak was up in the final section as they got on the scoreboard, going up 99-92 after a barrage of triples from Isaiah Joe and Lu Dort.
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After sitting out the next several minutes, Jedi came back late in the contest and tied a career high with a float with 1:15 left in the game to help seal the Thunder win.
“It was a huge role in closing the door on the Nets tonight,” OKC play-by-play commentator Chris Fisher said of Jedi.
And he continued the Aussie’s insane stretch of late — scoring more than 20 points in eight of his last 12 games, including three in a row — with a 25-point performance against Chicago on Saturday.
“I thought he used his size, he was physical with the basketball and called his number when he needed to,” said a Thunder named Michael Cage.
“And what about his teammates’ make-up? He was on a serious triple-double watch tonight.”
Still, the Thunder won their fifth of their last six games, including three in a row to come close to . 500 at 21-23 and sit on the brink of a play cycle—the same record as the Suns’ 10th. .
Meanwhile, the Nets, who were without Ben Simmons (lumbago) and Kevin Durant (MCL), suffered their second straight loss to fall to 27-15.
Earlier, Jedi made two hard drives to the hoop in the third — signaling a “very small” nod to Nets big man Nick Claxton after the first and converting a single play in the second.
It was a bold move toward Claxton, who finished first in the NBA in blocks (2.6 per game), while he came after Jedi and the big guy during the period and they exchanged words in a tense confrontation.
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It was ultimately one of Jedi’s best matches to date as the 20-year-old continued to thrive in his sophomore season.
“Consistency is a sign of progress for a young player. Josh Geddy is on the cusp of his 30th double-digit scoring night in his last 32 games,” Thunder commentator Nick Gallo said of Geddy at halftime.
He keeps recording inside the floor of how the Thunder wants to play — outside with transition and with physical force on hard drives like the one he was recording at the edge.
This is a guy who keeps working on his game. I spoke to Shay Gilgos-Alexander about him, and he said, ‘When you work hard and work on the right things, it shows.’ He really leaned into that effort on the inside in the training facility and in the weight room.
“This is going to keep going for Josh – not even 21 years old yet, and we’ve still seen him take steps forward.”
Elsewhere, it was Gilgos Alexander himself who was dependable with 28 points plus seven rebounds, while Dort had 22 points as well.
Claxton put together a solid performance for the Nets with 16 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, and Seth Curry led the homeowners in scoring with 23 points off the bench.
Gedi was scheduled to face fellow Aussie Simmons for the first time in the contest, but back pain forced Simmons to fall behind in the game in a blow to the Nets trying to navigate the stretch of Don Durant.
Of course, Simmons missed the entirety of last season — Giddey’s rookie campaign — during his trade showdown with the Philadelphia 76ers before he was traded to Brooklyn. He sat out the rest of the season due to back pain, which required surgery.