As if Thunder-Warriors weren’t inherently watchable enough …
The two teams met Friday for the second time this year, and Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook hit a dazzling 3-point shot with 0.1 seconds left to end a wild sequence and give Oklahoma City a 113-112 overtime win over Golden State.
Trailing by two, the original play was drawn up for Kevin Durant, who missed a short potential game-tying shot. The ball bounced out of bounds, off Golden State. With new life, Serge Ibaka attempted a 15-footer to tie it. He missed, and the ball again caromed toward the end line before Thabo Sefolosha made a diving no-look save that somehow found its way to Westbrook.
Westbrook then broke the Warriors’ hearts with this:
Look familiar? It was just over two weeks ago, on Nov. 14, when Andre Iguodala — who didn’t play Friday — pulled off a similar stunt for the Warriors against the Thunder. After a Westbrook 3-pointer had given the Thunder the lead with 2.3 seconds left in that one, Iguodala did this:
The "Ridiculous Game-Winning Shot" series between these teams is tied 1-1. Game Three is Jan. 17 in Oklahoma City.