VIDEO: Thunder’s Lu Dort shoves Dwight Howard in the weight room with muscle and-1
Despite giving up several inches (not to mention a couple of lbs.) against the chiseled Sixers big man, Dort flexed his muscles by absorbing a lot of contact from Howard and finishing with an and-one play over him in a play.
With under eight minutes remaining in regulation of the Thunder’s home game at Chesapeake Arena, the Canadian swingman fearlessly barreled through the teeth of the D and completely brushed off the eight-time All-Star’s defensive challenge.
Lu Dort. 😤💪 pic.twitter.com/8L3bxvuU5U
— 𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙢𝙩𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙃𝙤𝙤𝙥𝙨 (@BoomtownHoops) April 11, 2021
Looks like Lu Dort’s extra time in the weight room is definitely paying off. The 21-year-old undrafted player, after all, was lauded for his NBA-ready physique when the Thunder first gave him a chance in 2019.
Dort finished with 15 points on 6-for-12 shooting from the floor and 2-of-4 from long distance, to go along with five rebounds, one assist, one stea and one block in 29 minutes against Philly. Unfortunately, the Thunder still came up short, 117-93, and dropped their sixth game in a row.
Howard, for his part, pitched in three points and 13 rebounds for the Sixers against the Thunder in 15 minutes of action.