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Wizards Almost Come Back But Get Struck By Thunder

Thunder 126
Wizards 115 (OT)

November 30, 2016 – Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK

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The Wizards fought, and battled in the first half. Then they showed heart coming all the way back from a 16-point deficit. Then #SoWizards happened. Russell Westbrook went off late in the 4th quarter and overtime and the Wizards couldn’t find an answer, eventually falling to the Thunder in Oklahoma City 126-115.

Westbrook’s step-back 3 to send the game into overtime.

Westbrook got his fourth consecutive triple-double with 35 points, 11 assists, and 14 rebounds. For the good guys, the #HouseOfGuards combined for 46 points. Scott Brooks got a standing ovation in his return back to OKC, where he coached the Thunder from 2008-2015. The Wizards had the final shot at the end of regulation but Wall or Beal didn’t take it. Instead, Porter just missed a jumper that bounced off the left of the rim sending the game to overtime.

#WizThunder in a Tweet

The Game’s Top Performer

Bradley Beal – 31 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, 4-10 (3PT)

For the second straight game, Beal dropped 31 points. He was 4-of-10 from three point range and got to the line 10 times, making seven free throws. Beal kept the Wizards in the game much of the night and had several key buckets in their comeback effort.

A forgettable night for..

Anybody in a Wizards uniform who was on the court late in the game.

The Wizards held a seven-point lead late in the fourth with five minutes left. Then Westbrook hit his first three of the night and the Thunder never looked back. In overtime, the Wizards dug themselves in a big hole to begin with being outscored 13-2 over 2 ½ minutes in.

Key Stat of the Night

Despite Westbrook getting another triple-double, the Wizards held him to just 12-for-35 shooting. The Wizards were physical in the paint and made him earn it from three.

Quick Hits

• Despite the frustrating fourth quarter and overtime, Scott Brooks remained upbeat and positive about the effort his Wizards had tonight.

• Scott Brooks was pleased with his team’s effort: “We made them make some tough decisions and I thought we did a good job of getting a lot of good looks. We had a chance to go up five with 18 seconds left and we missed but those things happen. I liked the way our guys competed. We fought back twice. This is a very difficult arena to play in and we fought back, we didn’t give up or give in and that’s a great sign of where we’re going to end up being as the season goes on.”

• An Antonio Daniels sighting!


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