3 Jan 2015

OKC square their NBA record

4:49 pm on 3 January 2015

Rotorua's Steven Adams and the Oklahoma City Thunder basketballers have squared their NBA season record at 17 wins and 17 losses after seeing off the visiting Washington Wizards 109-102.

The Thunder's Kevin Durant

The Thunder's Kevin Durant Photo: Photosport

Kevin Durant continued his high-scoring comeback from injury with a game-high 34 points, while Russell Westbrook hit 22.

Adams didn't score any points but grabbed five rebounds.

On New Year's Eve, Oklahoma won a nailbiting and fiery clash at home to the Phoenix Suns, the Thunder taking it out 137-134 in overtime.

The NBA's Most Valuable Player Durant started on his return from injury, shouldering the scoring load with a game-high 44 points after star guard Russell Westbrook was ejected. Durant scored a double double, also grabbing 10 rebounds.

Adams scored nine points and seven rebounds.

It was all tied up at 128-128 in regular time.