Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Washington Wizards vs. Oklahoma City Thunder: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Washington Wizards (12-7) play against the Oklahoma City Thunder (13-13) at Paycom Center

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Friday November 26, 2021

Washington Wizards 101, Oklahoma City Thunder 99 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Montrezl Harrell @MONSTATREZZ
Way to get back on track homies another big one today!
#THEDISTRICT1:53 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Udoka on Dejounte:
“He has always had that leadership in him. He’s a Northwest guy just like myself, so I watched him coming up through high school and then at Washington. He always had that dog in him. He was always a natural leader.” – 12:48 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Spurs already thinking about how they’ve lost after each of their 4 previous wins, including falling flat in Indy after beating Bucks.
“We haven’t responded well to wins all year,” Derrick said. “We have to wash this out with a shower and get ready for a good Wizards team.” – 12:29 AM
Tom Orsborn @tom_orsborn
Dejounte said he stressed to his teammates the need to put this one behind them in order to guard against a letdown Monday night vs. Washington:
“This one is over. It’s a great team win, but we have to build on it.” – 12:08 AM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Breaking down a Wizards win and a big night for Daniel Gafford: washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/11…11:59 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Five takeaways from Thunder-Wizards with more on …
– Daigneault’s clock management
– SGA’s return
– Dort vs. Beal
– Mann’s step-back
– Bazley’s slump
oklahoman.com/story/sports/2…11:59 PM
Steve Luhm @sluhm
Perhaps others have pointed this out, but it’s odd. Washington State finished its regular season 0-3 against teams from Utah and 7-2 against everybody else. – 11:56 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Washington may have to fold its football program after Washington State fans stormed its field.
Yikes. – 11:29 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Utah has wins over Oregon and Washington State, but that Wazzu win is a lifetime ago, when it had a different head coach and a different quarterback. – 11:25 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
📝 GAME RECAP
Team effort tonight in OKC to get the W! #DCAboveAll
@Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: 20p, 4-7 3P
@Bradley Beal: 20p, 4r, 6a
@Daniel Gafford: 8r, career-high 8 blocks – 11:22 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs held the Celtics below 20 points in 1 quarter tonight.
They hadn’t done that since 11/07 against the Thunder – 11:21 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Daniel Gafford on finding his energy level midgame: “I’m like an old Pontiac or old Camaro or something. You gotta let that warm up before you take it on the road.” – 11:18 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Daniel Gafford attributed his eight blocks tonight to more focus in his approach. “I’m like an old Pontiac or an old Camaro, you gotta let them warm up before you get on the road.” – 11:15 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Four-loss Washington State having a chance to play in the Pac-12 title game is a prime reason why the league should scrap divisions. – 11:02 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
KCP on Daniel Gafford’s night: “I’m still shocked at 8 blocks… some of them were so impressive.” – 11:01 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
This is the best deal you’ll see all week:
$2 Big Macs at your favorite @McDonalds_DMV tomorrow to celebrate the W! pic.twitter.com/ye4s7qSqY811:00 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Lu Dort on SGA’s return: “It’s always nice to play with our best player.”
Dort was arguably the best player tonight though. Lu led OKC in scoring with 21 on 7-14 shooting. pic.twitter.com/gIFkB664dn10:58 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
C- Wizards performance at best bailed out by KCP hitting some shots. The Wizards didn’t give Spencer Dinwiddie that money to take six shots and two free throws. – 10:57 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Lu Dort on SGA being back: “It’s always nice to play with our best player.” – 10:52 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Lu Dort called Shai Gilgeous-Alexander the teams best player and “it was great having him back.” – 10:52 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Lu Dort on the hardest part of defending Bradley Beal “He just moves a lot!” Said “I felt like I did an okay job today.” – 10:50 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA on Josh Giddey playing so well while he was out: “It didn’t really surprise me.” pic.twitter.com/elyTpfWPOl10:49 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says you “have to play a full 48. Every possession matters.” – 10:49 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Josh Giddey on the close losses: “Although it hurts now, we are going to grow from it.” pic.twitter.com/jrNxu0rxmA10:48 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on Josh Giddey having the reigns as the point guard when Shai was out “it didn’t really surprise me.” It is certainly no surprise Giddey is so good as a playmaker. Shai gets to see it more than anyone in practices, etc. – 10:48 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the final play “It’s tough. Going in and out. That’s life, that’s basketball.” – 10:47 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander On his rehab “A lot of treatment, kinda just listening to our staff, medical team, that’s their specialty.” Said “I felt good out there.” – 10:45 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Tomorrow, the Wizards will play on the second night of a back-to-back in Dallas. Wes Unseld Jr. said Spencer Dinwiddie probably will be held out, continuing the Wizards’ early season plan for Dinwiddie, who’s about 11 months removed from surgery to repair a partially torn ACL. – 10:45 PM
Joel Ayayi @joel_ayayi
ZagUp‼️ – 10:43 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey says “although it hurts now, we are going to grow from it.” Says “the good thing about the league, you have to move on quick.” On the close loss. – 10:42 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey on his size “it helps me see over the defense, a lot of the time the guy guarding me is smaller than me. Obviously, rebounding.” Says “it’s an advantage.” Being a tall guard. – 10:41 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey said the team is at their best when “we are just playing, flowing, moving the ball.” Says they need to close out the hair better. Mark Daigneault made the same point. – 10:39 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Right now Spencer Dinwiddie is set to rest tomorrow for the 2nd night of a back to back in Dallas. Unseld said they’ll have a conversation about it tonight. – 10:39 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Head coach Wes Unseld Jr. said he expects Spencer Dinwiddie to not play tomorrow on the second night of a back-to-back due to rest, but the final decision hasn’t been made. – 10:39 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Josh Giddey said it was a “back and forth game, we had our runs, they had their runs.” As they say, basketball is a game of runs. “We fought hard but we couldn’t close it out.” He added. – 10:38 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mark Daigneault said Thunder trainer Donnie Strack ruled Kenrich Williams out “on the spot” after he rolled his ankle. Officially being called a sprain.
Daigneault: “I would expect him to miss some time” – 10:37 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault said he assumes Kenrich Williams sprained his ankle and “Donnie ruled him out on the spot.” Said when it’s like that, you can expect a player to miss some time. – 10:36 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mark Daigneault took blame for calling a timeout too late after SGA grabbed the defensive rebound. Time was granted with 2.8 seconds left.
Daigneault said he called timeout because the Thunder didn’t have numbers. – 10:35 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards game finished just in time for Chet Holmgren vs. Paolo Banchero on ESPN. Could be the top two picks in the 2022 NBA Draft. – 10:32 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says early on he considered letting Aleksej Pokusevski close out this game. “I’ve coached him hard this season.” He added. – 10:31 PM
Dallas Mavericks @dallasmavs
We’re BACK at home!
Tune in on @BallySportsSW at 7:30PM CT as we take on the Wizards!
🎟 https://t.co/Pi6CzOoFFh pic.twitter.com/zl5VITaufS10:28 PM

Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Washington is a mess. – 10:26 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
OKC’s last 5 games were against playoff teams the Bucks, Celtics, Hawks, Jazz and Wizards.
Average margin of loss: 6.6 points.
Fun, competitive losses where the young core shows out. Thunder are nailing this rebuild season. – 10:20 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Wow 😅
Came away with the road win in OKC!
#DCAboveAll | @Ticketmaster pic.twitter.com/jDkFhl1oRQ10:19 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
If Shai would’ve made that I don’t think I’d still be alive. Sheesh. – 10:17 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Final: The Wizards hold on for a 101-99 win over the Thunder. They’re 12-7. – 10:17 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA’s 3-point runner at the buzzer rims out.
Wizards beat Thunder 101-99. OKC’s seventh loss in its last eight games. – 10:17 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards hold on to beat the Thunder, 101-99, as SGA’s would-be game-winner rolls out. Wiz snap a two-game losing streak. They are now 12-7 on the year. – 10:17 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Final: Wizards 101, Thunder 99. – 10:16 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander immediately patted his chest after passing Mark Daigneault. I think they aren’t going to advance this ball. I think SGA made his move up the floor before the TO was given. Shai knows that was a mistake. – 10:16 PM
Isaiah Todd @zaytodd
True Value doesn’t come in the form of compensation – 10:15 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Everyone seems to think the Thunder are tanking except for the Thunder. – 10:15 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
What a great finish by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. – 10:15 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
6 straight double digit games for Josh Giddey. – 10:11 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Lu Dort with another 20 point game.
He’s outscoring the All Star he’s defending in Bradley Beal.
Last game, he outscored the All Star he defended in Donovan Mitchell. – 10:08 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
going down to the wire 👀
📺 | @BallySportsOK pic.twitter.com/73dvKfzA8o10:07 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
The Thunder announce Kenrich Williams won’t return to the game (Ankle). – 10:04 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Kenrich Williams (right ankle sprain) will not return, per the Thunder. – 10:04 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is up to 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting. His season-high point total: 21. Caldwell-Pope also has four rebounds, two assists and two blocks. – 10:01 PM
Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
Wizards are 5-0 this season when KCP has 3 or more threes made. Tonight he’s 4-6 from downtown. – 10:01 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Daniel Gafford’s 8 blocks are the most for a Wizards player in one game since three-time NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist JaVale McGee had 12 in 2011. – 10:00 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I really love this Thunder team, who knows how they’ll finish the season, but they’re entertaining. At the end of the day that’s half the battle. Genuinely looking forward to each game day is a huge benefit. – 9:59 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Nowhere to go with it?
@Montrezl Harrell finds a way to make it work! pic.twitter.com/Zzg9RgpgbO9:59 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Daniel Gafford is now up to eight blocks, beating his prior career high of six. – 9:58 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Kenrich Williams walks to the locker room without help after an apparent ankle injury.
Hopefully good news for Kenny Hustle. – 9:57 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Kenrich Williams is on the floor grabbing his right ankle. It buckled underneath him. – 9:53 PM
Jason Anderson @JandersonSacBee
NBA power rankings: Significant movement from a number of teams this week as Warriors, Suns and Nets vie for No. 1 while Jazz, Hornets, Celtics and Bucks rise and Wizards, Nuggets, Lakers fall.
sacbee.com/sports/nba/sac…9:50 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Davis Bertans went down in a heap just now on a defensive contest, forcing the Wizards to call a timeout. But he appears to be OK now on the bench. – 9:45 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
genuinely curious when the Thunder last had a 4-point play possibility – 9:43 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Poku with a few slick behind the back moves, a missed shot, a rebound and put back that rolled around the rim 27 times and falls in.
BY FAR the loudest the OKC crowd got tonight. – 9:39 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Another block for @Daniel Gafford!
His 7 blocks tonight are the most of his career 🖐 pic.twitter.com/YnHMlkQrRB9:39 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
leannn wit it
@luthebeast | #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/OHGUP9CKbf9:37 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards’ defense, which allowed too many easy looks during the first 18 to 20 minutes of this game, has improved as the game has progressed. The Thunder are now shooting 39 percent from the field. – 9:35 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
QB1
(American rules.. idk Aussie ones) pic.twitter.com/oqowrovjPE9:32 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Flipped on the Thunder game real quick and I gotta say: This gray court might be the worst court design I’ve ever seen. – 9:32 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Daniel Gafford has a new career-high with 7 blocks. Here is No. 7. pic.twitter.com/b1Nh102Qfx9:30 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Daniel Gafford has a career-high seven blocks midway through the third quarter. – 9:28 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Darius Bazley isn’t giving the Thunder much of anything offensively, which has become an alarming trend.
Bazley is shooting 17-of-73 (23%) in his last eight games. – 9:26 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
A few frames from the first half!
#DCAboveAll9:22 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Daniel Gafford has now tied a career-high with 6 blocks. and all in about 17 minutes of floor time. – 9:21 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Daniel Gafford has tied a career high for blocks in a game, with six. There are nine minutes remaining in the third quarter. – 9:21 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Daniel Gafford has 5 blocks in 15 min. tonight, the most he’s had in a single game since being traded to the Wizards. His career-high is 6. – 9:15 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
24 minutes to protect this lead.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne9:03 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
heat up some leftovers, we’ll be right back pic.twitter.com/cKvdFrRfWq9:02 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards had only four turnovers in the first half. A marked improvement so far from their previous five games. – 9:02 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards go into halftime leading the Thunder 56-54. It took a 19-7 run to close the 2nd quarter to get it done. KCP has 11 pts. Gafford has 4 blocks, a career-high for a single half. – 9:00 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Halftime: Wizards 56, Thunder 54
KCP: 11p
Beal: 9p
Harrell: 8p
Williams: 11p
SGA: 10p 5r
Thunder are shooting 44.9% FG and have 6 three’s – 9:00 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl keeps making threes. He’s 2-of-2 tonight, 24-of-58 (41%) on the season. – 9:00 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards lead the Thunder 56-54 at halftime. That was one of Daniel Gafford’s better halves this season, with good energy, no fouls but four blocks. And the second quarter was one of KCP’s best quarters of the season offensively, scoring nine points and looking assertive. – 9:00 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander was off balance, about to fall, still had the vision to find his shooter, and bullet passed on a dime for an open 3 point bucket. Special. I would’ve fall flat on my face and wouldn’t be off the ground for a week. – 8:57 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Daniel Gafford has 4 blocks in the first half already, all in 12 minutes on the floor. Sheesh. – 8:56 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault was yelling at the refs saying that the Wizards have one team foul all game long and they “called that!?” (weak foul) on Mike Muscala.
Lu Dort got free throws 3 seconds later. – 8:54 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Daigneault getting after the officials: “Do you know how many team fouls Washington has in the game? I do. One!”
Wizards just picked up their second. – 8:53 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Trezz is familiar with the weight room 💪
#DCAboveAll | @Montrezl Harrell pic.twitter.com/uJ1bDke3mM8:52 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
I just want to watch Josh Giddey in a skills change and see how wild he can truly get with these bounce passes and passes in general. If he is pulling *this* off in an actual NBA game, how awesome must be be against air as a passer? Lol – 8:51 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Thunder entered tonight’s game 29th in the NBA in field goal percentage, at 41.0 percent. So far tonight, they’ve made 48.8 percent of their field goal attempts. – 8:50 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Can someone watching the Wizards broadcast please verify that Drew Gooden called Kenrich Williams’ afro mullet a “booty fade” – 8:49 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Really impressive skip pass by Giddey to Mann who created an open 3 on a drive and kick for Lu. It didn’t go down, but the process is there. With so many playmakers these lineups can become really deadly as OKC develops. – 8:48 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Nightly spectacular Josh Giddey bounce pass. ✔️ – 8:48 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Thunder pretty much getting whatever they want here on offense and the Wizards aren’t creating enough to combat it on the other end – 8:44 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Deni Avdija is playing tonight with black tape on his right thumb that wasn’t there on Wed. night against the Pelicans. Doesn’t seem to be bothering him much, though. – 8:44 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Tre Mann has such a damn bright future. Watching his GL film, and tonight, he has really special traits. I trust OKC to develop him properly. Really interesting player to follow. – 8:44 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Tre Mann can get himself about 3 feet of open space to shoot anytime time he chooses.
Crazy good shot creation abilities.
The Tre Mann breakout game is coming. – 8:40 PM
Royce Young @royceyoung
That was a nasty step-back by Tre Mann. He created like 7 feet of space with it. – 8:40 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Sure, it was against Davis Bertans, but Tre Mann just showed how much space he can create with that step-back. – 8:40 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Aleksej Pokusevski. That’s it, that’s the tweet. – 8:37 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is still that guy, pal. – 8:34 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wizards trail the Thunder 27-25 at the end of the 1st quarter. Beal leads the Wizards with 7 points. Zero TOs for Wiz so far, but they are 2-9 3PT and 37.5% from field. – 8:34 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
After the 1st quarter, SGA has 8 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds on perfect 4-4 shooting.
This man was listed as OUT this morning. – 8:33 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
After a stretch of several games with higher-than-average turnover numbers, the Wizards did not have a single turnover during tonight’s first quarter. They trail the Thunder 27-25. – 8:33 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Beal and Bertans created a shot for Deni Avdija that was about as wide open as possible on a halfcourt three. He knocked it down. pic.twitter.com/NrGD5VJNPO8:33 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
“thank you for changing my life”
“i’m literally Lu Dort” pic.twitter.com/GuRn82DfNH8:32 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Montrezl Harrell was effective on both ends during his initial stint, but the stint ended early. He’s at the end of the bench for now and doesn’t appear to be hurt. – 8:30 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
✏️ Erased this shot ✏️
#DCAboveAll | @Daniel Gafford pic.twitter.com/jQ0FFX80he8:28 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Thunder have scored 14 of their first 25 points in the paint. OKC eschews mid-range shots, preferring to limit its attempts to at the hoop and from 3-point range. OKC has made 11 of its 19 attempts — a great percentage considering Washington has zero turnovers. – 8:26 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
The Wizards are down 10 points to the Thunder with 3:42 left in the 1st quarter. Losers of 4 of their last 5, the Wiz are having some trouble getting back to playing the way they did to start the season. – 8:26 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
That was a really nice mid range move by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. – 8:24 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Tre Mann is checking in for his first (NBA) minutes in nine days. – 8:23 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA out here pulling a Giddey.
Shai has 5 assists in the first 7 minutes. – 8:22 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Big slam by Big Dan the big man.
#DCAboveAll | @Daniel Gafford pic.twitter.com/IxEfJ8MwTg8:21 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s ankle is perfectly fine after that slam. Goodness that’s nasty, partner. – 8:21 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Based on that filthy dunk on Daniel Gafford, SGA’s ankle is just fine. – 8:20 PM
Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Daniel Gafford bringing some energy early on the young guys. He’s up to three blocks already. – 8:20 PM
Josh Newman @Joshua_Newman
Washington State up early in Seattle.
Cougs win the North with a win today + an Oregon State win tomorrow.
Oregon controls its own destiny, needs just a win tomorrow for Utes-Ducks Part Deux. – 8:17 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
SGA’s right ankle is heavily taped.
Daigneault said SGA had “autonomy” in his rehab process. – 8:15 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Wizards City Edition jerseys look amazing on OKC’s court. My goodness. – 8:14 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
First three Thunder buckets:
Josh Giddey layup
Josh Giddey assist to JRE for 3
Josh Giddey layup, assist from SGA – 8:14 PM
Jon Hamm @JonMHamm
Darius Bazley, who understands the shoe business, is wearing Paycom Green shoes tonight. – 8:13 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
City starters ❄️
Presented by @EnableMidstream pic.twitter.com/RRqnYJkNj98:11 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
These white outs are the second coolest Thunder uniform in their history. They still play really well even after the honeymoon phase. – 8:02 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Thunder starters vs Wizards
SGA
Dort
Giddey
Bazley
Robinson-Earl
JRE has started 12 of 19 OKC games. – 8:00 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Let’s get to work 💼
#DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/OfWXnGRSre7:57 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Tonight’s first 5️⃣ #DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/xCe7rqbjhD7:30 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Getting in that zone.
#DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/nEyiKOPRAC7:08 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Soon.
📍 Oklahoma City
📺 @NBCSWashington+
🎙 @Team980
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne7:00 PM
Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Wes Unseld Jr. said the other day he wants more production from his starters, but will roll with the same five vs. OKC tonight:
Dinwiddie, Beal, KCP, Kuzma, Gafford – 6:38 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Daigneault said he thought Bradley Beal and Steph Curry gave Lu Dort the most trouble last season. Another big test for Dort tonight. – 6:35 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault said the two guys that got the best of Lu Dort last year were Bradley Beal and Steph Curry. They move so much it makes life hard. – 6:34 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault on Josh Giddey: “I haven’t said one thing to him about one turnover this season. Cause he’s got the guts to make the play.” – 6:33 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault on why Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Josh Giddey’s pairing will work together “The intentions of both of those guys is for it to work…We are really confident that it’s going to work because of the caliber of people we are working with.” – 6:31 PM
Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
No changes to the Wizards’ starters tonight in Oklahoma City. They will be Spencer Dinwiddie, Bradley Beal, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma and Daniel Gafford. – 6:31 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Aaron Wiggins is inactive tonight, per Daigneault.
Wiggins goes from starting on Wednesday to inactive on Friday. That’s a pretty good example of how the Thunder is shuffling things around this season. – 6:28 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault says Aaron Wiggins is inactive tonight. He has played a lot of minutes tonight but there is a limited number of days two way players can play so they don’t want to waste one. – 6:28 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
SGA is back tonight. – 6:27 PM
Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is back. He’ll start tonight, per Mark Daigneault. – 6:27 PM
Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is back and starting, no restrictions. – 6:27 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Kenrich Williams on Lu Dort: “The way Lu plays inspires the whole team.”
Kenny Hustle saying this about Dort is the Spider-Man pointing meme personified. pic.twitter.com/CcP51uRdu36:19 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Different vibes, still fresh.
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/pDZeKJ7tTN6:15 PM

Mirjam Swanson @MirjamSwanson
Terance Mann has been grabbing at the back of his neck some — but still he’s got 11 points on 4-for-9 shooting — his first-half field goal attempts more than he’s taken in 15 other games this season, and five shy of the 14 he took in the Clips’ win over OKC on Nov. 1. – 4:38 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
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Be here 🎟️ | https://t.co/WfWa62lAIx pic.twitter.com/C48ctg4NF84:00 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
This is the deal you’re going to want to tell your friends about!
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#DCAboveAll3:54 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Backcourt battle.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/bmvnwhwqB83:40 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Kuz has been hauling in the boards this season.
#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/O8KIEIcfJU3:20 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
In two games against the Thunder last season, Bradley Beal recorded a 64.3% true shooting percentage and scored over 30 points in both matchups.
#DCAboveAll | @DXCTechnology pic.twitter.com/NKY8hyYX323:00 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
After a hard-earned day off for Thanksgiving, the Thunder turns the page to tonight’s matchup with the Wizards, a surprise 4-seed in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
@OUHealth Game Day Report
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Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (right ankle sprain) has been upgraded to questionable for tonight. – 2:12 PM
Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Getting shots up and working on a few things this morning 👌
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