|Killian Hayes: All-around performance in win|
Hayes provided 26 points (12-25 FG, 2-9 3Pt), seven rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and five steals in 40 minutes during Friday's 110-101 win over the Thunder.
The Scoop: Hayes drew the start in place of Cory Joseph (back), and his role drew even larger with Cade Cunningham (back), Saddiq Bey (hip) and Isaiah Stewart all playing fewer than 10 minutes. The 2020 first-round pick made the most of his opportunity by scoring a season-high 26 points and dishing out a team-high eight assists. He also displayed his defensive prowess by registering at least five steals for the third time this season and multiple blocks for the seventh time. Hayes' strong performance Friday punctuates what has been his best seven-game stretch of the campaign. During that span, he's scored in double figures in six of seven contests and has averaged 12.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in 31.7 minutes per game.
Apr 2 3:41 ET