OKLAHOMA CITY - Kevin Durant scored 10 of his 40 points in the second overtime, Russell Westbrook added his third triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder kept the Washington Wizards winless on the road with a 124-117 victory on Friday night.
Durant converted a three-point play, hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer from the right wing and then added a jumper from the top of the key as the Thunder took the lead for good. Washington fell to 0-22 on the road, matching the third-worst start in NBA history.
But the Thunder gave the Wizards plenty of chances. Nick Young scored 32 points but missed a potential game-winner at the end of the first overtime, and Rashard Lewis’ tip try also missed.
It was the second time this season Washington even forced overtime on the road, and the first time going to double overtime. Only two of Washington’s road losses have been by fewer than seven points.
Westbrook had 35 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists.
Fastbreaks: Atlanta’s Marvin Williams – a Bremerton High grad – and New York’s Shawne Williams were ejected for throwing punches with less than a minute remaining Friday. ... Dwyane Wade did not play for Miami, sitting out with a sprained right wrist. ... The Atlanta Hawks signed swingman Damien Wilkins for the rest of the season. ... Portland assigned rookie Armon Johnson to the NBA Development League’s Idaho Stampede. The Blazers also said an MRI on Nicolas Batum’s injured knee is clear and he is day-to-day with a bone bruise. ... Utah’s Deron Williams did not play because of a hyperextended right wrist.