Aleksej Pokusevski records double-double in OKC Blue’s 5th straight win

Logan Newman
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The Oklahoma City Blue are on a roll. The Thunder’s G League affiliate won their fifth game in a row on Sunday, taking down the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 125-114.

Aleksej Pokusevski had his best game of the season in the victory.He recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds, both of which are career-bests for either the NBA or G League. It was his first double-double.

The No. 17 pick in the draft, Pokusevski has had more bad than good in the G League, only recording more than six points once in the five games prior to Sunday.

Shooting 8-for-16 from the field and adding four assists, he put up a good performance against the Vipers.

He wasn’t the only Blue player who performed well. Zavier Simpson posted team-highs of 24 points and seven assists to go with 11 rebounds.

It’s Simpson’s second double-double of the season as he has started to take on the role left by Chasson Randle, who signed a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic after two Blue games.

Moses Brown continued his dominance, posting 13 points and 17 boards. He had a whopping 11 offensive rebounds.

In total, eight Blue players scored double-digit points in the victory.

Watch the full game at the G League website.