OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Atlanta Hawks 140-111 for their fourth straight win. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 24 points and Dennis Schroder added 21 for the Thunder. Oklahoma City shot 58% from the field and posted a season-high point total. Trae Young had 26 points and a season-high 16 assists for Atlanta. John Collins scored 28 points and Cam Reddish 20 for the Hawks. Young grew up in Norman, Oklahoma and played a season of college ball at the University of Oklahoma. Thunder fans greeted him warmly during pregame introductions.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder will be without starters Steven Adams and Terrance Ferguson against the Atlanta Hawks. Adams is out for the second straight game with a left ankle sprain. He averages 11.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game.Ferguson will sit for personal reasons for the third straight game. He missed the game before those with an illness Thunder reserve Abdel Nader will sit out with a left ankle sprain. He averages 6.2 points per game.