Thunder surge in 2OT, keep Wizards winless on roadJan 29, 2011 - 7:39 AM Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) - Kevin Durant scored 40 points, including 10 in the second overtime, as Oklahoma City earned a 124-117 victory to keep Washington winless on the road this season.
Russell Westbrook tallied a triple-double with 35 points, 13 assists and 13 rebounds for the Thunder, who have won back-to-back overtime games including a narrow 118-117 victory at Minnesota on Wednesday. Jeff Green added 13 points and 12 rebounds for the victors.
"The crowd was great tonight. It gave us a lift when we needed it and we got some stops in the end," said Thunder head coach Scott Brooks.
The Wizards dropped to 0-22 on the road this season despite Nick Young's 32 points. Rashard Lewis added 22 points and eight rebounds and Trevor Booker chipped in 21 points and 12 rebounds in the Wizards' third straight loss overall.
"We had chances," said Wizards head coach Flip Saunders. "I can't fault how hard we played."
Washington had a 99-95 edge with just under three minutes left in regulation, but Westbrook rattled off five straight points to put the Thunder up 100-99 with 1:40 left.
Durant made it a three-point game with 64 seconds remaining, but he only made 1-of-2 free throws with 16.9 ticks on the clock to keep the Wizards in the game.
Trailing by just two with 13.1 seconds remaining, Young hit a long jumper tie the game at 103-103. Durant then missed a long three on the final possession to force the first overtime.
But one extra period wasn't enough for the two teams, who both scored just seven points in the first extra five minutes.
Lewis and Westbrook traded buckets and Young hit a three-pointer to start the second OT. Two trips later, however, Durant's three-point play knotted it at 115-115. Durant then went for a three and a long jumper, while Westbrook's layup made it a seven-point game.
Durant scored once more with 44.2 seconds left and the Wizards were unable to make up the deficit.
"We did a good job of defending in the overtimes. We didn't do a good job in the first four quarters," said Westbrook.
Washington grabbed a 29-21 edge after one quarter of play, but Oklahoma City went on to lead 56-52 at the break.
Washington, though, scored the first five points of the second half to take a 57-56 lead. The game remained tight and the Wizards held an 80-75 edge heading into the fourth quarter.
The Wizards started a four-game road trip...The NBA record for most road losses to start a season belongs to the Dallas Mavericks, who dropped 29 straight to open the 1992-93 campaign...Oklahoma City is 17-6 as the host this season...Wizards Center JaVale McGee missed the game due to an illness...Andray Blatche had 13 points in the loss, while John Wall contributed a quiet 13 points and 10 assists.
- WASHINGTON: 117
OKLAHOMA CITY: 124
Final - 2OT
Jan 28 11:04 PM
- WASHINGTON: 110
OKLAHOMA CITY: 110
End of OT
Jan 28 10:52 PM
- WASHINGTON: 103
OKLAHOMA CITY: 103
End of Regulation
Jan 28 10:37 PM
- WASHINGTON: 80
OKLAHOMA CITY: 75
End of 3rd
Jan 28 9:56 PM
- WASHINGTON: 52
OKLAHOMA CITY: 56
Jan 28 9:12 PM
- WASHINGTON: 29
OKLAHOMA CITY: 21
End of 1st
Jan 28 8:39 PM
- WASHINGTON: 0
OKLAHOMA CITY: 0
1st Quarter - 12:00
Jan 28 8:15 PM
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