15 Nov 2015

Adams bad shooting excites fans

6:14 am on 15 November 2015

The New Zealand NBA basketball player Steven Adams has made a few fans in Washington.

Steven Adams

Steven Adams Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Adams and his Oklahoma City Thunder scored an emphatic 125-101 win over the Wizards to move to the top of the Northwest division.

Adams, the Thunder's free-throw-challenged centre, lined up to shoot a pair of foul shots midway through the fourth quarter.

He missed the first, then the scoreboard flashed offering a "free Chick-Fil-A sandwich" if failed to convert the second.

Adams duly missed and the crowd erupted in what was otherwise a disappointing night for the Wizards' fans.

Adams is shooting just 45 percent from the free-throw line this season.

He scored four points and pulled down six rebounds in the win over the Wizards.

Meanwhile, the Thunder lost star forward Kevin Durant to a hamstring injury.