Thunder heads to LA for three game road series, gearing up for Clippers
OKLAHOMA CITY – Following a last second win against the Wizards, the Oklahoma City Thunder is opening a three-game road series Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Before Sunday night, the Thunder was preparing for a tough battle against the Wizards, lead by Bradley Beal and John Wall.
While the game went back and forth most of the night, the Wizards shot only 50 percent and missed 13 free throws.
Kevin Durant finished the night with six assists, 33 points and 13 rebounds.
Reggie Jackson also ended up with 12 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
In the fourth quarter, the Thunder outscored the Wizards 31 to 23, shooting 65 percent and outrebounding Washington 13 to 2.
With a little over three minutes left in the game, Westbrook was ejected after receiving his second technical foul.
After that, the Thunder went into overdrive.
The Thunder erased a 10 point deficit in the final three minutes of regulation to force the game into overtime.
After a back-and-forth battle in overtime, the Thunder was able to claim the 106-105 win.
The team is now paying a visit to former OU star Blake Griffin and the young Clippers.
The Thunder will be paying attention to the former Sooner star; Griffin is averaging a team-high 22.1 points on 57 percent shooting.
Also, Matt Barnes is back on the court after missing three games with an injury.
At times this season, the Clippers have struggled defensively, which could help the Thunder build a strong lead out of the gate.
However, the Thunder defense will have to quickly transition to defense to keep up with the Clippers’ stellar offense.
The Clippers have scored a league-best 109.9 points per game.
The Thunder has a 5-1 record heading into Wednesday’s game.
Tipoff is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. in Los Angeles.
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