“LET WESTBROOK BE WESTBROOK” was a common phrase in Oklahoma after the Thunder’s heart-pounding win over the Golden State Warriors on Friday. While neither Westbrook nor Durant shot particularly well throughout the game, Westbrook’s tenacity and unwillingness to give up allowed him to get off a 3-point shot with 0.1 seconds left in overtime, which led the Thunder (11-3) to a miraculous 113-112 victory over Steph Curry and the Warriors. In the two match ups between these teams this season, both teams have a total of 228 points, making for high-scoring contests that were decided by last second game-winning shots. Last night’s gritty victory extends the Thunder’s win streak to 6.
They will look to get to 7 straight wins with tomorrow’s game vs the Timberwolves at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Timberwolves blew out the Thunder in Minnessota in the second game of the season, but the Thunder are playing much better basketball of late and will be seeking revenge tomorrow. Tune into Fox Sports Oklahoma at 5:30pm central to get your Thunder game coverage. In the meantime, here’s a few recaps from last night’s nail-biting victory.
- J.A. Sherman of SB Nation gives his initial reaction of last nights game and shares the reason he thinks The Thunder won the game besides Westbrook’s shot of course.
- Thunder Obsessed blogger Chuck Chaney gives a recap of the game and grades out the team on how they performed in the keys to the game.
- Barry Tramel of The Oklahoman gives a beautiful description of the final play of the game and gets thoughts from Thunder players such as Durant and Jackson on the budding rivalry between the two teams.
The Other Side
- Ivan Bettger of Golden State of Mind talks about the match-up being a regular season classic and how he hoped divinity will play out so these two teams can be matched up in the post-season.
- Marcus Thompson II of the Oakland Tribune talks about “OKC’s sweet revenge” and gets some thoughts from coach Jackson and players.
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