Wizards snap Thunder’s win streak
The Thunder (30-21) had a season-long eight-game win streak snapped with a 102-96 loss on the road against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night. It was a tightly contested battle that featured 13 ties and 16 lead changes. Neither team found consistency on offense and shot under 40 percent from the field.
George efficient in loss
On a night when Russell Westbrook (13 points on 5-of-18 shooting from the field) and Carmelo Anthony (19 on 7-of-21 shooting from the field and 2-of-12 from 3-point range) struggled to find their rhythm offensively, Paul George, an All-Star small forward, picked up the slack. He poured in 28 on efficient 8-of-14 shooting from the field, 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range and 8-of-10 shooting from the free throw line. George didn’t register a shot attempt in the fourth quarter, though, as the Thunder failed to close out what could’ve been a ninth straight victory.
Oklahoma City committed 20 turnovers against just 19 assists compared to the Wizards’ 27 assists on 12 turnovers. Three particularly costly giveaways during the fourth-quarter stretch run ultimately undid the Thunder.