Steven Adams fouls-out again but still shines

Last updated 05:00 19/01/2014

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New Zealand's Steven Adams continues to win over the pundits, if not the referees, as fouls have reduced him to cameo performances in back-to-back statement NBA victories over the last two days for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The 20-year-old Kiwi fouled out for the second straight game in yesterday's home victory over the Golden State Warriors.

The 30-10 Thunder lie third in the Western Conference, just a lost game behind the 31-9 Spurs and 30-9 Trailblazers.

Adams lasted just 11 minutes yesterday before picking up his sixth foul which put the kibosh on a first half where he contributed six points in six minutes.

He finished the game with six points (3/4 FG) and five rebounds. On Friday Adams had lasted just 10 minutes before fouling out with five points and four boards in a comeback 104-92 victory at the Houston Rockets. "I love this kid," said TNT colour commentator and former Chicago Bull Steve Kerr during the Rockets telecast. "He's still learning, but he moves really well. I think it's just a matter of time before he's a starter ahead of [Kendrick] Perkins."

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