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Thunder rookie Josh Giddey enters LeBron James territory with epic teenage record

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Rookie guard Josh Giddey must be feeling, um, giddy after the Oklahoma City Thunder completed a huge comeback win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

Giddey was instrumental in the Thunder’s impressive 26-point fightback against the Lakers, finishing with a double-double of 18 points and 10 assists. The sixth overall pick of this year’s NBA Draft also provided energy and hustle throughout their stirring rally.

The 19-year-old Giddey, who hails from Australia, also accomplished a pretty cool feat in the process, becoming the second youngest player in NBA history behind Lakers star LeBron James to record 10 dimes in a game (via NBA Retweet).

Too bad LeBron wasn’t in uniform to witness Giddey’s accomplishment up close. The King sat out his second straight game due to a sore ankle.

It looked like the result was already settled when the Lakers erected a seemingly insurmountable lead. But surprise, surprise, the Thunder, the youngest team in the NBA, had a lot of fight in them. After a woeful first half, they came out of the gates after the break and scored 67 points in the second half while holding the Lakers to just 43 markers.

It was a fantastic way to earn their first win of the season after dropping their first four games.

The Thunder may not win a lot this season, but Giddey, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Darius Bazley have been a treat to watch. It will only be a matter of time when they’ll be the ones routing teams, especially with the gazillion draft picks they have.