Westbrook, Thunder shock Warriors in OT

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Updated: November 30, 2013

Oklahoma City, OK (SportsNetwork.com) – The Oklahoma Thunder answered the
Golden State Warriors’ buzzer-beater from two weeks ago with a dagger of their
own.

And ever since that defeat, the Thunder have been on a roll.

Russell Westbrook’s go-ahead 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds remaining in overtime
lifted Oklahoma City past Golden State, 113-112, on Friday night.

After Serge Ibaka missed a foul-line jumper with 5.9 seconds left, Westbrook
skied over two Warriors in defensive rebounding position, got his hand on the
ball and bounced it off the floor near the left baseline.

Jeremy Lamb saved the ball from going out of bounds by flipping it over his
head and to Westbrook, who raced to the 3-point line in the left corner and
knocked down the go-ahead shot for his 34th point of the night.

Oklahoma City has won six straight since Andre Iguodala’s fadeaway right
baseline jumper at the buzzer lifted Golden State past the Thunder, 116-115,
on Nov. 14. Westbrook’s 3-pointer with 2.3 seconds left put OKC in front
before Iguodala’s shot.

Kevin Durant netted 25 points on just 7-of-22 from the field, but added 13
rebounds and five assists, while Ibaka had 18 points and 13 boards in the
triumph.

Stephen Curry tallied 32 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the
Warriors, who have dropped five of their last six games.

Harrison Barnes split a pair of foul shots to stake Golden state a 99-94
cushion with 3:45 remaining in regulation before Durant capped an 8-2 OKC
flurry with two foul shots for a 102-101 advantage with 1:49 on the clock.

Curry drilled a step-through bank shot from the left elbow at the other end,
but two Ibaka free throws with 1:09 left put the Thunder back in front.

David Lee sunk 1-of-2 from the charity stripe to knot the tilt at 104-104 with
24.3 ticks to go and Durant misfired on a fadeaway jumper at the horn.

OKC led 110-106 midway through the overtime session before six unanswered by
the Warriors swung the pendulum back in their favor. Barnes’ reverse layup
capped the swing and made it 112-110 with 45.1 ticks to go.

Durant and Barnes then traded misses before Westbrook’s three was the game’s
20th and final lead change.

The Thunder led 32-28 after a quarter of play and 54-51 at the break. Golden
State outscored OKC 31-22 in the third to take an 82-76 lead into the final
frame of regulation.

Game Notes

OKC netted 17 points off 15 Golden State turnovers … Lee had 10 points and
12 rebounds, while Klay Thompson 16 points and six rebounds for the Warriors
… The Thunder shot just 39.1 percent (36-of-92) from the field.