80

103

The Thunder were simply too much for the extremely undermanned Wizards, winning in OKC 103-80. The two teams split the season series with each team holding serve on home court.

The Wizards were playing with just eight healthy players in this one, once again missing Beal, Nene, Webster, Ariza, Price and now Collins. The first quarter saw the Wizards hang tight with the Thunder and despite shooting under 30%, the Wizards only trailed by six at the quarter's close. The second frame was more of the same as the Wizards continued to struggle from the field, but second chance points, due to 12 offensive rebounds in the half, kept them within eight. The Thunder opened this one up in the second half though, as they started off the half on fire, scoring on five of their first six possessions. Oklahoma City never looked back as Washington trailed by double digits the rest of the way and the Thunder eventually would win by 23.

John Wall grabbed his 10th double-double of the year as he went for 18 points and 12 assists. Garrett Temple scored 13 and Seraphin and Martin both came off the bench for 12.

For the Thunder, Westbrook had 21, Durant had 20 and Martin came off the bench for 18.

The Wizards conclude their short road trip in Orlando on Friday.


John Wall
Points: 18
Rebounds: 4
Assists: 12

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Points: John Wall - 18
Rebounds: Emeka Okafor - 10
Assists: John Wall - 12
Blocks: Trevor Booker and Jan Vesely - 1
Steals: Garrett Temple - 4

Randy Wittman Postgame

On Game:

“I was as proud as these guys tonight as I was our last game against Memphis. It’s not about wins and losses, it’s about how we play and we went out tonight with eight guys and a lot of our key guys down and we battled. Coming into halftime eight points down and I felt good about that, considering we were shooting low-30s from the field. They fought their heart out. We didn’t have a good shooting night, and this is a good team. If you get them to the free throw line 41 times on top of that, it’s hard to beat them.”

John Wall Postgame

On Westbrook:

"I think we are both young, athletic and fast point guards. It is very rare that you see that in this league. I am trying to take the same steps that he took to become an All-Star. I give a lot of credit to how he is working and how he is helping his team.”

Garrett Temple Postgame

On being down eight at half:

“Coming into the locker room we thought we had a good shot. We had played well, just hadn’t made shots and only down by eight to OKC at home. We felt like we had a good shot if we came out and played similar defense and just knocked down shots. Unfortunately we just weren’t able to knock down shots. They made a run in the third.”

Cartier Martin Postgame