NBA Game Summary - Oklahoma City at Golden State
(Wednesday, January 21st)
Final Score: Oklahoma City 122, Golden State 121
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Jeff Green sank the game-winning shot as time expired to give the Oklahoma City Thunder an exciting 122-121 victory over the Golden State Warriors.
Green finished with 26 points for the Thunder, who have won four of their last six. Russell Westbrook added 30 points and seven assists, while Kevin Durant notched 27 points and 12 rebounds.
Stephen Jackson poured in 29 points and doled out seven helpers for the Warriors, who saw their two-game win streak come to an end. Corey Maggette added 26 points and Kelenna Azubuike 21 in defeat.
Down by three points late in the game, Green's hook shot sparked a 7-0 Oklahoma City run that gave the Thunder a 113-109 lead with 4:34 showing on the clock.
Jamal Crawford's three-point play eventually tied it at 116 about 2 1/2 minutes later and C.J. Watson's two free throws gave the Warriors a 119-118 lead with 1:12 remaining.
Westbrook, though, responded with a jumper for a one-point Thunder lead.
Durant then had a steal on the ensuing Golden State possession and called a timeout with 17.2 ticks left. After the inbounds, Durant took a long jumper that caromed off the rim and into Crawford's hands.
Crawford raced up the court and banked in a shot with 1.6 seconds showing for a 121-120 Warriors advantage.
Down to their last shot, the Thunder worked the ball in to Green just inside the top-right corner of the arc and he banked in a shot that gave the visitors the victory.
The Thunder were up 37-34 after the first quarter and led 72-68 at the break.
Maggette's driving layup closed out an 11-2 Warriors run that gave the home team an 88-84 lead with 3:16 left in the third frame.
The Thunder managed to cut it to one point on a Durant free throw, but the Warriors answered with a pair of Maggette free throws and an Anthony Morrow trey to take a 95-89 lead into the final 12 minutes.
A free throw by Nenad Krstic tied it at 97 with 9:25 left in the tilt. However, Jackson answered with a reverse layup and a three to up Golden State's lead to five points.
The teams traded baskets and three-point play from Green cut it to 107-106 with 6:18 left.
The Warriors hit 39-of-75 (52 percent) from the field and the Thunder were 42- for-85 shooting (49.4 percent)...Oklahoma City hit 8-of-13 three-pointers and Golden State was 5-for-12 from behind the arc...Oklahoma City improved to 3-17 on the road this season...The Warriors fell to 3-2 on a season-long, seven- game homestand. The Warriors are now 9-10 at ORACLE Arena and will finish their residency with bouts against Cleveland and the LA Clippers...Golden State was attempting to win three straight games for the first time this season...The Thunder took a 2-1 lead in the season series.
01/22 01:56:53 ET