Game Recap: Thunder 99, Kings 103
The Thunder shaved what was once a 17-point deficit down to just one point in the fourth quarter thanks to a strong late-game defensive effort and contributions from everyone to step on the floor. A couple of critical buckets late by the Kings allowed Sacramento to escape OKC with a narrow win.
For the second straight game, the Thunder’s 48-minute mentality took what was a looming deficit (17 points against Sacramento) and made it a one-possession game in the final moments. Though the squad fell shy of the complete comeback, the fight and execution with the game on the line are valuable moments for this young, developing Thunder roster.
“Those games are fun just because you get to learn so much from those games when it gets down the stretch like that,” said Thunder forward Darius Bazley who finished with a game-high 24 points to go with 11 rebounds. “We’re so young. So being able to be in those situations and get that opportunity to just go through it, that's really big.”
Before the Thunder took control of the momentum …
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