Last Place Wizards Upset Thunder 105-102

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 10:13 pm
By: News 9

It was an ugly game out of the nation's capital Wednesday night for Oklahoma City as the last place Washington Wizards, upset the Thunder 105-102.

The Thunder shot 48.1 percent from the floor, but gave away 21 turnovers and went 4-of-19 from three point range.

Washington came alive from behind the arc late in the third quarter and shot 38.1 percent on the game to propel them to their second win of the season.

The Wizards greatly out-rebounded OKC on the offensive boards grabbing 19 to OKC's six. Overall Washington totaled 52 rebounds to the Thunder's 43.

John Wall netted five free throws in the last minute of play to seal the win. He led the Wizards with 25 points, seven rebounds and eight assists while shooting 13-for-14 from the free throw line.

Russell Westbrook kept the Oklahoma City (12-3) on top for much of the game. Westbrook tallied 36 points and seven assists on 14-of-26 shooting.

Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 21 of the thunder's 23 points during a stretch between the second and third quarter, but both slowed down the offensive production as they rested at the start of the fourth quarter, missing 11-of-17 from the floor.

Despite his 33 points, Kevin Durant had an unusual seven turnovers in the game and made only 2-of-10 from three-point range.

Washington (2-12) tied the game with just over ten minutes to play and from then on the Thunder would trail.

Besides Wall, Nick Young was a big factor for the Wizards in the second half as he made 5-of-10 three-pointers to finish with 24 points on the night.

Durant missed the potential tying three-pointer with 1.9 seconds left.

James Harden contributed 13 points off the bench for OKC while Jordan Crawford added 18 points for Washington

The Thunder returns to action Saturday, Jan. 21 on the road against New Jersey at 7 p.m.