SGA, Thunder outlast Warriors in OT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 38 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Golden State Warriors 138-136 in overtime on Friday night.
Jalen Williams scored 28 points and Chet Holmgren added 21 for the Thunder, who beat the Warriors for the third straight time in the final matchup between the teams this season.
Stephen Curry scored 10 of his 34 points in overtime, Klay Thompson scored 22 points and Draymond Green added 12 points and 13 assists for the Warriors before fouling out.
Oklahoma City shot 52% overall, despite making just 5 of 29 3-pointers. The Thunder scored 35 points off 29 turnovers by the Warriors.
Golden State led 62-56 at halftime behind 13 points from Thompson and 12 from Andrew Wiggins.
Gilgeous-Alexander scored 15 points in the first half. He went 2 for 8 from the field in the first quarter, but 3 for 4 in the second to help the Thunder rally from a 14-point deficit in the second quarter and make the score manageable before the break.
Oklahoma City went on a 7-0 run, sparked by five points from rookie Cason Wallace, to tie the game at 77 in the third. The Thunder finally took the lead on a pair of free throws by Gilgeous-Alexander.
Gilgeous-Alexander picked Curry's pocket, then drove in for a layup that gave the Thunder an 89-82 lead late in the third. Brandin Podziemski's long jumper as time expired in the third cut Oklahoma City's lead to 89-84.
Holmgren was fouled on a 3-pointer with 7.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter. He made all three free throws to tie the game at 118. With Oklahoma City defensive stopper Lu Dort guarding him, Curry missed a 3-pointer as time expired to force overtime. Golden State had won the first matchup with the Thunder this season on a layup by Curry at the buzzer.
Warriors: Visit the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.
Thunder: Host the Utah Jazz on Monday.
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