Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Washington Wizards 1/7/13: Video Highlights and Recap

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IJanuary 7, 2013

Rookie Bradley Beal drilled a jumper with just 0.3 seconds on the clock to help his Washington Wizards (5-28) stun the Oklahoma City Thunder (26-8) in D.C. on Monday with a 101-99 win.

The loss knocked the Thunder 0.5 games behind the Clippers for the best record in the NBA. With the win, the Wizards still maintain a comfortable margin as owners of the cellar.

Making this loss even more unbelievable is the fact that the Wizards were forced to play without their top two scorers, and they had lost 13 of 14 heading into this one.

For the Thunder, it is easy to see why they struggled. They couldn't shoot. They hit 42 percent from the floor for the game, but during a stretch that spanned the third and fourth quarter, they missed 16 straight shots.  

Check out the full box score here.

 

Player of the Game: Bradley Beal

As you read and saw, Beal hit the game winner, and that was just part of a fantastic game for the rookie. He finished with 22 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal. 

 

What's Next

The Thunder will return home to face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday. 

This was the first of a three-game homestand for the Wizards. They will host the Hawks on Saturday and the Magic on Monday.

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