For a moment it looked like Oklahoma City was going to be able to extend the game long enough to pull off a comeback however, Kevin Durant's desperation shot to tie hit back iron giving Washington an improbable 105-102 victory.
Washington could have put the game away in the final moments at the free throw line but three misses and a foul on a Kevin Durant three-point attempt kept the Thunder in the game. The loss spoils a big night by Russell Westbrook who finished with 36 points, five rebounds and seven assists. Kevin Durant added 33 points on 11-24 shooting but had an uncharacteristic seven turnovers in the game. James Harden added 13 points off the bench for the Thunder
John Wall made up for a 6-17 shooting night by making 13-14 free throw attempts on his way to a team-high 25 points. Wall also finished with seven rebounds and eight assists. Nick Young started the game 0-8 but finished with 24 points including 5-10 shooting from three-point range. Jordan Crawford added 18 points off the bench and Andray Blatche added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards.
Oklahoma City drops its third game of the season and the loss snaps a seven game winning streak. The Thunder are back in action on Saturday at New Jersey.
The Oklahoma City Thunder got 18 first-half points from Russell Westbrook and take a 51-46 lead into halftime over a Washington Wizards club that played pretty well in the first half. The Wizards are 1-12 this season but actually took the lead late in the second quarter before the Thunder charged back in front.
Westbrook scored his 18 points on 8-12 shooting and also handed out five assists in the first half. Kevin Durant hit 6-12 field goal attempts and finished with 14 points but had an uncharacteristic five turnovers in the first half. James Harden pitched in eight points off the bench in the first half.
John Wall leads the Wizards with 12 points and three assists in the first half. Jordan Crawford came off the bench to score 10 first-half points on 3-5 shooting.