Hawks Prey Upon Thunder as OKC Winning Streak Snapped
The Oklahoma City Thunder had their four-game winning streak snapped with a 106-100 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night, November 30, at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
OKC trailed most of the game, until a streak of four straight baskets by Russell Westbrook put the Thunder up 96-92 late in the fourth quarter.
Atlanta regained the lead, however, and never gave it up, as Westbrook had a crucial turnover with the Thunder trailing by two, then missed a jumper later with OKC down four that esssentially clinched the Hawks win.
Westbrook led OKC with 34 points, and added 11 rebounds and 7 assists.
Kevin Durant scored 25 points and had 6 rebounds and 6 assists, plus 4 blocks.
Serge Ibaka added 17 points and had 4 blocks.
Atlanta hit 10 three-pointers in the game and had three players score at least 20 points, with Paul Millsap leading the way with 26, Jeff Teague scoring 25, including several key baskets late in the game, and Al Horford scoring 21.
The Thunder dropped to 11-7 on the season, and for the first time this season will play consecutive road games, as they visit Miami next on Thursday, December 3.