The Oklahoma City Thunder fell 95-93 to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday night, with Joe Johnson nailing the final shot at the buzzer to punctuate Brooklyn’s comeback.
Before tonight, Brooklyn had lost their last two games, and six of their past seven. The Thunder tout the best record in the NBA, but with Thursday’s heartbreaker, have now lost three of their past four games.
For the Thunder, Kevin Durant led with 24 points, four rebounds and four assists. Serge Ibaka had a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards, and Perry Jones came off the bench to add 11 more points.
Deron Williams’ led for the Nets and was instrumental in the comeback, having 29 points and Paul Pierce added 18 more. Johnson only had nine points on the night, but it was those final two points that mattered the most.
The Nets trailed 89-79 with 6:54 left in the game, but a 14-0 run fueled them to a 93-89 lead in the final minutes. Pierce scored five points during the onslaught, Williams sunk a three ball that gave Brooklyn its first lead of the night.
Oklahoma City led as many as 16 at two different points in this game, but the Nets withstood the storm and came out unscathed.
The Thunder are now 14-3 at home on the season, and post a 25-7 overall record. They next face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 8:00 pm. ET.
After Minnesota, the team returns home to face Boston on Sunday. Get your Thunder vs Celtics tickets here.