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Victor Oladipo scores 15 points in 1st game back from wrist injury

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Thunder guard Victor Oladipo contributed 15 points in Oklahoma City's 114-88 win Saturday over the LA Clippers in his first action after missing nine games due to a wrist injury.

Oladipo sprained his wrist after taking a hard, awkward fall on Dec. 11 against the Boston Celtics. He underwent X-rays that were all negative and has been slowly recovering from a sprain. He has been doing more in practices and shootarounds but was dealing with pain and discomfort when taking perimeter shots.

Even as recently as Thursday, Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Oladipo has "significant pain" when shooting from 3-point range and beyond.

Oladipo, 24, is averaging 16.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 24 starts this season.

Without Oladipo, the Thunder went 5-4.