Montreal’s Luguentz Dort snapped for a career-high 42 points against the NBA’s best team and defensive unit.
In his second game back after missing seven contests in the league’s concussion protocol the undrafted second-year Canadian come out firing on all cylinders, scoring 18 points in the first-quarter.
The 21-year-old also set a career-high with seven made triples, finishing the game 7-of-11 from downtown.
One area of improvement has been Dort’s three-point shooting, The six-foot-four guard is on pace to knock down over 110 total triples, crushing his total of just 30 in his rookie season.
Dubbed as a defensive stopper, the second year guard is having a breakout year, averaging 13.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.0 steals per game in 44 starts for Oklahoma City Thunder.
Dort becomes the fifth Canadian to score 40-points in a game, joining Steve Nash, Andrew Wiggins, Jamal Murray and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. He’s also the fourth to have a 40-point game during the 2019-20 NBA season, alongside Wiggins, Murray and Gilgeous-Alexander.
Additionally, Dort’s 42-point explosion is the second most points scored by a player under the age of 22 in OKC franchise history — trailing only Kevin Durant who scored 47 and 45 respectively.