Game Grades: OKC Thunder stun Warriors with crazy comeback

Oklahoma City Thunder center Chet Holmgren (7) John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
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The OKC Thunder used a couple of stellar performances to complete a comeback.

The OKC Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 130-123 in overtime after trailing by as much as 18 in the third quarter. The Thunder’s comeback encompassed everything they have sought to be this season.

The OKC Thunder rally for a second straight win against the Warriors

Chet Holmgren and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander combined for 76 points, and the Thunder needed every single one. While the Thunder comfortably ran away with the game to end overtime, the end of regulation did not look promising.

After Holmgren missed a potential go-ahead layup, the Warriors ran down the clock, and Andrew Wiggins nailed a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left to break the tie. But Holmgren responded with a fading turnaround 3-pointer from the left wing to send the game into overtime.

In one of the best games of the season, Stephen Curry returned to Golden State’s lineup and went for 25 points on 8-of-21 shooting. His splash brother partner, Klay Thompson, also had a bounce-back game as the Warriors shot nearly 40% from beyond the arc.

While the OKC Thunder also gave up some untimely offensive rebounds, they still held their own in the rebounding battle. They also forced 16 Warriors’ turnovers while coughing up 10 of their own.

The Thunder’s win extended their winning streak to four, and they will look to make it five as they finish a back-to-back in Portland on Sunday.