Game Grades: OKC Thunder powered by trio in OT win over Warriors

The OKC Thunder were able to knock off the Warriors in Overtime again, thanks to their young trio.

Dec 8, 2023; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren (7), and
Dec 8, 2023; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Chet Holmgren (7), and / Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
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The Oklahoma City Thunder did it again.

The Thunder won another thrilling overtime game against the Golden State Warriors 138-136. The game secured the season series against the Warriors and sent a message to the rest of the league.

The OKC Thunder take advantage of the Warriors’ turnovers in an overtime thriller.

The Thunder forced 28 turnovers against the Warriors, marking the most an opponent has committed this season. Many of those turnovers were live-ball as the Thunder finished with 17 steals.

The teams traded scores and leads after Oklahoma City got over the hump in the third quarter. That led to a wild fourth quarter and a third classic finish between the teams this season.

Stephen Curry made a 3-pointer to put Golden State up three in the closing seconds. Oklahoma City had no timeouts and had to go immediately.

After a Warriors’ foul set up an inbounds, Chet Holmgren caught and tried to throw up a quick 3-point attempt and was fouled by Draymond Green in the act.

Holmgren calmly nailed all three free throws to send it to overtime after Curry’s potential game-winner did not connect. In the extra period, the Thunder got off to a fast start to take a lead as large as 10.

Golden State battled back to make it two in the final seconds before Lu Dort’s basket with 10 seconds left iced the game.