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Things getting out of hand for the Thunder in Atlanta.
Fourth quarter, close game slipping away and both KD and Westbrook on the bench. I'll never understand that.
Hawks lead the Thunder 79-75 after three. Westbrook with 20 points and 10 assists, Durant 16 but on 17 shots.
Thabo Sefolosha guarding Russell Westbrook
Westbrook kind of has a LeBron-ish ability to turn an otherwise horrible jump pass into a really good pass.
Russell Westbrook with 17 points, 10 assists, 3 steals late in the third quarter.
Russell Westbrook having a ballgame: 17 points, nine assists and three steals with 3:47 left in the third.
Cam Newton just got booed when shown on the Jumbotron. Didn't even matter that the PA guy introduced him as "Atlanta's own."
Teague's early attacks are so effective. Defenders are focused on trying to locate their guy and match up, and he's headed downhill.
Not sure there's a metric out there, but I'd love to see Westbrook's # of righty v lefty layups this season. I'd bet there's more lefty.
Roberson from 3 again. He's hit five of his last seven from deep.
Andre Roberson is 5-of-7 from three the past four games.
Two straight rough 2nd qtrs for OKC -vs Wash: 4-of-22 shooting, 12 points -vs Atlanta: 7-of-22 shooting, 17 points
Hawks lead the Thunder 48-47 at half. Westbrook 13 and 5 assists, Durant 12, Ibaka 4 points and 8 rebounds, Waiters 8.
Hawks 48, Thunder 47 at halftime. OKC shooting 39.1 percent but doing a lot of things well.
Dion Waiters bouncing back with a strong second quarter spurt: six quick points, a block, steal and slick assist for an Ibaka dunk.
Kind of surprised Waiters doesn't take a two-dribble step-back fadeaway on his free throws too.
The Thunder have one basket six minutes in to the second quarter -- that Durant dunk. Just 1-of-9 shooting.
Dion "Let Me Take A Couple Dribbles To Take This Long Contested 2 Real Quick" Waiters.
Russell Westbrook's first quarter: 13 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals. Thunder up 30-23 on the Hawks.
After one, Thunder 30, Hawks 23. Fast break points: OKC 9, ATL 0.
Thunder lead the Hawks 30-23 after a quarter. Westbrook with 13 and four assists already.
Kendrick Perkins with 14 dunks this season. Only had nine all of last year.
Antic is almost exclusively a perimeter big, so I really don't see why you have Perk in the game to guard him. Why not play small right now?
Dion Waiters has airballed two layups in the first quarter. But.....he did yell 'and-1' on one of them.
Dion Waiters outchea airballing every layup.
Great defensive job by Andre Roberson in this first quarter. Kyle Korver scoreless with three turnovers. Plus Roberson hit 3 of his own.
3-pointers so far tonight: Roberson 1, Korver 0.
Andre Roberson with an early 3. No hesitation on it either.
The Thunder are just so explosive. They can turn a seven-point deficit into a four-point lead in what feels like seconds.
The Hawks are great and all, but really, it's worth going to games just for the in-game organ.
American Sniper II: The story of Kyle Korver's 2014-15 NBA season http://t.co/yDbNUPbPsq
Thunder 4.5-point underdogs in Atlanta tonight. The Hawks are 18-3 at home.
When people wonder what KD would be like with a "real" point guard, they're really saying, "What if he played with a less good player?"
Thunder, quietly, only three back of the Spurs in the loss column.
With the Celtics winning at Portland, OKC's now eight games behind the Blazers for first in the Northwest Division -- this is now a thing.
Kenny Smith's full statement on Russell Westbrook being the most lethal guard in the league http://t.co/8TzkAMbC3U
LaMarcus Aldridge is out 6-8 weeks. The Thunder are currently 8.5 games behind the Blazers in the Northwest Division. Big gap, but still.
Blazers announce LaMarcus Aldridge has a radial collateral ligament tear in left thumb. He'll undergo surgery; out for 6-8 weeks
One big thing Brooks said that I'm in complete agreement with: Looking at five-man unit plus/minus is way better than focusing on one guy.
Holy hell, Manu!
Crazy how the guy on the TNT set with no rings rewards winning so adamantly while the guy with four says it's all about numbers.
Barkley and Smith left KD off their reserves list. Barkley: "Kevin Durant, in my opinion, has not played enough games."
Kenny Smith: "Russell Westbrook is the most lethal guard in basketball."
Un placer un año más poder compartir un rato con aficionados españoles en Washington. Gracias por vuestro apoyo! http://t.co/MbYGGohnnz
Adams: "I just had some lucky bounces, really. Honestly, that's what I thought."
Guys, we should really stop talking about Durant's dunk on Gortat. It's not nice to speak of the deceased like that.
Steven Adams on his career-high 20 rebounds last night: "Just go after missed shots and hopefully I grabbed them. My luck was pretty good."
Weird: Since 1985-86, the Sonics/Thunder franchise has had 20 different 20-rebound games. Who had the most? Michael Cage with six.
Since relocating to Oklahoma City, the Thunder has had only three 20-rebound games: Serge Ibaka twice and Steven Adams last night.
About 18 times more pumped than I've ever been for Thunder-Hawks. OKC recapturing groove, ATL 28-2 since Thanksgiving. Friday should be fun.
Remarkable stat: Westbrook and KD each scored at least 30 for the 31st time last night. Jordan and Pippen did that 16 times in 10 seasons.
Nothing makes me judge a person's character faster than leaning their seat back on an airplane.
"It was good execution." -- Bill Belichick
John Wall on the Wizards not getting to the line: "The difference I think is the jersey number and the name on the back, simple as that."
Durant on if he's relieved to put this game behind him: http://t.co/Ctu8TtsTR3
Kevin Durant on Russell Westbrook's winning layup: http://t.co/rM75LnjhqP
Via AP, here's the poster Marcin Gortat will not be hanging in his room: http://t.co/ObkGeV0uBl
Getty may have the pic of the Thunder season with this skipping Russell Westbrook right here lol -> http://t.co/bGnI6uBgaL
Westbrook winner, clearly the initial action was shut off, but he caught the ball on the move and made a great play. Not very complicated.
Incredibly impressive back-to-back for the Thunder. Four straight and five out of six.
-Russell Westbrook: 32 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists -Kevin Durant: 34 points, 7 rebounds -Steven Adams: 6 points, 20 rebounds
Thunder take down the Wizards in OT. Four straight wins for OKC. Now 22-20 on the season. Impressive victory.
Honestly, at this point, I'm quite shocked that Wall 3 didn't bank in.
Final: Thunder 105, Wizards 103. Durant finishes with a game-high 34 points. Westbrook scores the game-winner with 0.8 seconds left, has 32.
Thunder beat the Wizards 105-103 on a Westbrook game-winner. Durant 34, Westbrook 32-8-8, Adams 6 points and 20 rebounds.
Trevor Booker play! Do the Trevor Booker play!