Thunder Rally from 20 Down to Win at Memphis
The Oklahoma City Thunder rallied from a 20-point first half deficit to force overtime, and beat the Memphis Grizzlies 102-101 at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday night.
Russell Westbrook, who had a poor shooting night making just 7 of 29 from the field, made two free throws with 5 seconds left to give OKC a 102-101 lead.
Carmelo Anthony then got a blocked shot at the buzzer to seal the win for the Thunder, who ended an eight-game losing streak on the road with the victory.
Westbrook had a triple double, with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists.
Alex Abrines sparked the Thunder, scoring a career high 20 points and making a career high six 3-pointers.
Two other Thunder players scored at least 20 points, with both Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams scoring 21 points and grabbing 9 rebounds.
OKC was outshot by Memphis, 44 percent to 39 percent, and outrebounded 48-46.
After falling behind 50-30 in the second quarter, the Thunder cut the deficit to 11 at halftime at 57-46.
They took the lead in the third quarter and the lead went back and forth after that.
Paul George did not play again for the Thunder as he nurses a calf injury.
OKC improves to 12-13 on the season.
The Thunder return home to host Charlotte on Monday night at 7:00 pm at Chesapeake Arena.