On the Wizards' first possession of overtime, John Wall hit a big three-pointer, his first of the game, to give the Wizards the lead and to ensure that all five of Washington's starters would finish with a double-digit point total.
Wall would score five of Washington's seven points in the first overtime period, and contributed defensively as well. With John Wall guarding him, Russell Westbrook missed a long jump shot with under 20 seconds on the clock. Wall grabbed the rebound to give the Wizards the last possession of the first overtime, but Nick Young missed a fadeaway jumper in the final seconds, and Rashard Lewis failed to tip the ball in as time expired.
With the game stretching to a second overtime period, the Wizards could not find an answer to Kevin Durant, the league's leading scorer, who had 15 overtime points for the Thunder, including eight straight points to put his team up by five with just 1:47 left in the contest. The Wizards looked lost after that. They looked willing to settle for a moral victory.
In the end, it was hard not to get the feeling that one team knew exactly what they had to do to win a close game at home, and the other team had no idea how to win a close game on the road. This marks the fourth game in a row for the Thunder that was decided on the final possession, and they've now won three out of four of them. That's often the difference between good teams and bad teams.
Still, this was a very entertaining game with plenty of scoring from the stars on both sides of the ball. Durant led all scorers with 40 points, while Westbrook finished with 35 points and a triple-double for the Thunder. Young had 32 points for Washington.
The game ended with a score of 124-117, giving the Wizards their 22nd road loss to start the season. Fortunately for the Wizards, they'll have three more chances to end their road losing streak as they travel to Memphis, Dallas, and New Orleans in the coming days.