VIDEO: Thunder guard Dennis Schroder loses tooth, stores it in his sock vs. Heat
It’s not every day you see a player lose a tooth in the middle of the game, and it’s definitely not every day you see a player put said tooth in their sock and continue to play after. However, that exact situation happened to Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Dennis Schroder on Friday.
In the second quarter of their game against the Miami Heat, Schroder tried to drive by Heat small forward Duncan Robinson. However, the German floor general seemingly collided into Robinson which dislodged a tooth.
The game was stopped, and Schroder can be seen putting the lost tooth in his sock. He also had a conversation with the referee before continuing to play.
Dennis Schröder lost his tooth and stored it in his sock 🦷 pic.twitter.com/VEWwaCeVgE
— ESPN (@espn) January 18, 2020
Schroder, who is playing in his second season with the Thunder after being traded there from the Atlanta Hawks in the summer of 2018, has been a key piece to a surprising squad.
The seventh-year pro is coming off the bench for Oklahoma City behind fellow point guard Chris Paul. He is averaging 18.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game while shooting a career-high 46.7 percent from the field and 35.9 percent from three.
Although the Thunder wound up falling to the Heat 115-108 in the game, the 26-year-old point guard would be one of Oklahoma City’s top performers with 18 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in 38 minutes.
The loss also puts the Thunder at 23-19 on the season. The team was expected to be in rebuild mode prior to the season, but 42 games in, OKC finds themselves in seventh place in the Western Conference.
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