Oklahoma City Thunder swingman Lu Dort just came up with a huge end-to-end play to seal the game against the Sacramento Kings. The 22-year-old once again proves that he's one of the most underrated two-way players in the league with a huge defensive play on the Kings' De'Aaron Fox on one end which he followed with a game-winning bucket to give OKC a 105-103 win at home.
Here's Dort doing it all for the Thunder (via NBA on ESPN):
Lu Dort does it all by himself for the game-winner 😤 pic.twitter.com/gdDwnDcf0Q
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 13, 2021
Game. Set. Dort.
The Canadian is the Thunder's primary backcourt defender and a crafty guard like Fox was no match for him. The Arizona State standout locked up Fox and patiently waited for his opportunity to swipe and tap the ball away from the Kings' court general. Dort's tap went rather perfectly as the ball bounced right in front of him, leaving Fox on the floor and allowing him to go on transition with just five seconds left. And, with just Buddy Hielf challenging, Dort kept his cool and knocked down a clutch lay-up with Fox trying his best to catch up.
In just his third year in the NBA, Lu Dort has made a name for himself as one of the toughest defenders in the league. The undrafted swingman has been a great pick-up for the franchise and is slowly making his presence felt as one of the leaders of this young OKC squad. Dort's numbers across the board have been up this season and don't be shocked if he continues his impressive campaign this season.