The Oklahoma City Thunder’s 10-game winning streak was brought to an end Saturday night in Washington against the Wizards.
The Wizards won 96-81 as the Thunder fell to 38-11 on the season.
Kevin Durant, whose 13-game streak of games with at least 30 points was brought to an end last night, was held under 30 again tonight. KD finished with 26 points as he struggled from the field, shooting 8-for-21 overall and 0-for-6 from behind the three-point line.
This was the second night of a back-to-back for the Thunder and it was easy to tell that was the case as they got out to a very slow start. Washington outscored OKC 25-13 in the first quarter.
The Thunder came back in the second, cutting the halftime deficit to 42-38. Washington came out sharp in the third, outscoring OKC 36-26.
With the game seemingly in hand for the Wizards, Durant checked out with just over six minutes left. Durant had seven assists but also turned the ball over five times.
Balance was key for the Wizards. Four of their starters scored in double-figures with Trevor Ariza leading the way with 18, including a trip of three-pointers.
John Wall had 17 points, 15 assists and six steals.
The Thunder shot just 39.7 percent from the field, 4-for-24 from deep and they turned the ball over 21 times.
Washington shot 46.1 percent from the field and turned it over just 10 times.
The Thunder will return home for their next game Monday night vs. the Memphis Grizzlies.