The Oklahoma City Thunder have reached the end of an adventurous regular season, but had one last game to take care of against the Milwaukee Bucks. OKC was without the services of Paul George (shoulder soreness) but the Thunder still managed to turn in an absolute historic night.
The Thunder set a couple franchise records tonight for threes made (23) and total assists (40). Russell Westbrook tied Magic Johnson for most career triple-doubles at 138. Jerami Grant put in a career high 28 points. Dennis Schroder nailed a career high eight triples on his way to a game-high 28 points. OKC’s historic night helped them defeat the Bucks 127-116 in the final game of the regular season.
The Bucks came out with energy from the young guns that suited up, and OKC started off slow offensively. The slow start should have been expecting after last night’s thriller against Houston. The Bucks’ zone defense also slowed down OKC in the half court. However, the Thunder started to get hot from the perimeter and never looked back. OKC went on a 18-0 run in the 2nd quarter and maintained a double-digit lead for most of the rest of the game.
The Thunder took care of business and the win locked up the 6th seed. They now await the conclusion of the Blazers and Nuggets games to see exactly who they will take on in the first round of the playoffs.
Schroder led the Thunder with 32 points and he nailed eight threes on the night. Grant scored 28 points on 11-of-20 shooting. Westbrook had a triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and 17 assists. Morris had a double-double off the bench with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Thunder bench scored 37 points.
Tim Frazier had 29 points and 13 assists to lead the Bucks. Khris Middleton put in 21 points. D.J. Wilson had a strong double-double with 18 points and 17 rebounds.
Thank you WTLC readers for sticking with us through a long, winding, emotional regular season. We have no idea where this Thunder team will wind up next, but we’re glad we’re with you for the ride.