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.
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