The Thunder weathered the one man Monta Ellis storm last night, finishing strong for a 119-116 win over the Warriors. Ellis scored 48 points on a myriad of jump shots, drives, and free throw production. As a fan of the Thunder, it was pretty brutal watching him carve up Russell Westbrook, Reggie Jackson, and whoever else took a turn trying to guard him. As the game went on and it was clear that the Warriors had a good offensive rhythm, the rest of their players got into the act as well. Overall the team shot 55% from the field and hung a season-high point total on the Thunder defense.
OKC fought its way back into the game via some excellent shooting of their own. Overall the team made 11-26 from 3-point range, shot 52.4% for the game, and played defense just a little bit better than the Warriors when it mattered most. In the end, the game was a beautiful showcase of offensive basketball and the Thunder were fortunate to pull ahead in the end for another road win.