The Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Golden State Warriors in another overtime thriller to move into second place in the Western Conference.
The Thunder defeated the Warriors in a hard-fought 138-136 victory on Monday night (Feb. 9) at home in the 2023-2024 NBA regular season at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, 카지노사이트 Oklahoma, USA.
With the win, Oklahoma City improved to 14-7 and moved into second place in the West. They are three games behind the first-place Minnesota Timberwolves (17-4).
Meanwhile, Golden State (10-12), struggling with a 4-6 record in its last 10 games, has been unable to regain its five-game winning percentage and has dropped to 11th place in the West.
For Golden State, the loss was made all the more stinging by the fact that it came on the heels of a game that seemed to be in the bag.
Leading 118-115 on Steph Curry’s step-back 3-pointer with 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Golden State cried when Draymond Green, the team’s best defender, fouled out.
Green’s foul with eight seconds left in regulation allowed Chet Holmgren to shoot three free throws, all of which he made, dramatically tying the game.
In overtime, Golden State eventually succumbed to Oklahoma City, which got evenly matched scoring from Holmgren (six points) and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (five points) despite a 10-point performance from ace Curry.
Curry scored 34 points, while Green chipped in with 12 points and 13 assists, but a lapse in concentration in the closing minutes cost them the win.
Gilgeous Alexander exploded for 38 points and was a revelation on offense with five steals.
Center Holmgren also contributed 21 points to go along with three blocked shots.
Oklahoma City also defeated Golden State in overtime on March 19.
Gilgeous Alexander exploded for 40 points as Oklahoma City won 130-123 on the road at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
On this day, it was Holmgren who sent the game into overtime just before the end of the fourth quarter, when it was still a blowout.
Andrew Wiggins’ 3-pointer hit the rim with three seconds left in the fourth quarter and Golden State appeared to have clinched the win, but Holmgren hit a 3-pointer just before the buzzer to send the game to overtime.