OKLAHOMA CITY – Well before Russell Westbrook’s three-point shot took Wednesday’s game to overtime, Oklahoma City Thunder fans were on their feet.
It is not common for an opposing team’s coach to get a standing ovation, but that’s exactly what happened when the Thunder took on the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.
It was pretty quiet as the Washington Wizards were introduced to the audience at Chesapeake Arena, but that changed when Thunder fans welcomed Wizards head coach Scott Brooks back to Oklahoma City.
It has been just under two years since Scott Brooks was fired as the head coach of the Thunder. He spent seven seasons with the team.
However, the Wizards were not able to leave Oklahoma City with a win.
After being down by as many as sixteen points, the Wizards fought back and led the Thunder by three with less than ten seconds in the game.
Then Russell Westbrook drilled a three to tie the game at 105 and send it to overtime.
In overtime, Oklahoma City pulled away to win 126-105.