In a complete effort, John Wall scored 17 points and added 15 assists, 6 steals and 4 rebounds to help the Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 96-81. The Wizards picked up the victory due in large part to their efficiency handling the basketball, accumulating 28 assists and turning it over only 10 times. Washington (23-23) picked up the win after falling to Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.
Wall finished 7-18 from the field. Other top contributors for Washington included Trevor Ariza with 18 points and 6 rebounds, and Marcin Gortat with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Kevin Durant had another strong game for Oklahoma City in the loss, scoring 26 points on 8-21 shooting. He also tallied 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Serge Ibaka contributed 14 points and 8 rebounds and Reggie Jackson finished with 12 points and 8 rebounds.
After putting up a sparkling assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.80, the Wizards are undefeated (4-0) on the season when eclipsing 2.50 in this category. However, the Thunder are 3-3 when allowing their opponents to achieve such a lofty ratio.
This defeat means an end to a 10-game winning streak for Oklahoma City, pushing their record to 38-11 for the year.
Coming up, the Wizards take on the Portland Trail Blazers, who are 33-13 on the season. The Thunder meet the Memphis Grizzlies, currently sitting at 25-20 this year. The Thunder have a 1-1 record against Memphis this season.
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