Thunder vs. Bobcats final score: Oklahoma City gets 1st win of preseason, 120-98

The Oklahoma City Thunder finally broke into the win column on Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, as Scott Brooks' team pulled off a 120-98 victory over Charlotte for its first preseason victory.

Reserve guard Andy Rautins led all Oklahoma City players with 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting in the win, while stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each contributed 13 and 11 points respectively. Rookie forward Perry Jones III continued his strong preseason with 17 points, five assists and four rebounds over a team-high 30 minutes, and could very well be a steal after dropping all the way to Oklahoma City at the 28th overall pick in June.

Despite taking a narrow four-point advantage into halftime, the Thunder came out and held Charlotte's offense to a meager 14 points in the third quarter to take full command of the game. Along with hitting eight of their 15 three-point attempts, the Thunder also managed to finish the night with a sparkling 64 percent field goal percentage as a team. Eager to pull back to .500 in exhibition play after Tuesday's momentum-building win, Oklahoma City will next hit the court on Friday for a date with the Phoenix Suns at the BOK Center.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Kansas City

You must be a member of SB Nation Kansas City to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Kansas City. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.