Wiz Stop Thunder

Updated: February 1, 2014

The Wizards beat the Thunder 96-81 on Saturday night at the Verizon Center, ending Oklahoma City’s ten game winning streak. John Wall leading the way for Washington with 15 of his 17 points in the second half. Wall also dished out 15 assists and added six steals.

Washington jumped out early and held a 25-13 lead at the end of the first period. Oklahoma City battled back and trailed by only four points, 42-38 at intermission. The Wizards extended the lead to 14 at 78-64 at the end of three and the Thunder would never really get any closer.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 26 points, but came up empty on a half dozen attempts from three point range. KD didn’t have much help as only two other Oklahoma City players managed to score in double figures. Marcin Gortat was huge inside, scoring 14 points and pulling down a game high 14 rebounds. Martell Webster and Nene added 17 points apiece for the Wizards.

Coach Randy Wittman POSTGAME

Oklahoma City @ Washington GAME BOOK

Oklahoma City @ Washington PHOTO GALLERY

The sellout crowd was only the second of the season, coming in the first of a five game home stand. The Wizards are back at .500 and a win against Portland on Monday night would give them a winning record for the first time in more than four seasons. It may be your only chance to see a pair of point guards go head to head that will also be in the NBA Slam dunk contest in two weeks. San Antonio, Cleveland and Sacramento also visit the Verizon Center next week.

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