The Oklahoma City Thunder just barely edged out the Washington Wizards on Sunday night, winning 106-105 in overtime.
Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant did what he does best on, hitting back-to-back shots, including the game-tying three-pointer to send the Thunder into overtime with the Washington Wizards. He led the Thunder with 33 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. Of those 33 points, his final two came in the form of the go-ahead free throws that would give OKC the win.
Serge Ibaka helped out with a double-double effort, having 25 points and 12 rebounds. Russell Westbrook also had 13 points on the night.
For the Wizards, its starting five all scored in double digits, and Bradley Beal led with a career-high 34 points.
Though the Thunder pulled out a win, that result did not look so certain in the third quarter. Oklahoma City trailed 92-82 with under four minutes left in the quarter, before going on a 14-4 run. The offensive onslaught was capped by Durant’s aforementioned three-ball and the comeback was a milestone achievement for the Thunder.
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In overtime, John Wall saw what would have been the game-winning shot for the Wizards get blocked by Durant. Durant then tore down the court to put OKC up, but got fouled on the fast break. To the delight of Oklahoma City fans, he made both free throws to give the Thunder a one-point lead with 40 seconds left in the game. The Wizards had one more shot to take the win, but Ibaka defended Beal’s final shot at the buzzer very aggressively, forcing the miss.
With the win, Oklahoma City advances to 5-1 on the season, 3-0 at home. The Thunder travel to Los Angeles next, on Wed.,Nov. 13 to challenge the Clippers at 10:30 ET.