Thunder: Terrance Ferguson credits season scoring high to daughter
Terrance Ferguson had a quick explanation for why he shot the ball so well Friday night in the Thunder’s 127-119 overtime victory against the 76ers.
“It was my daughter’s first home game, so I was excited for that,” Ferguson said. “One for the books.”
Ferguson scored a season-high 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting. He made 5-of-7 3-point attempts. Before Friday, Ferguson had made a total of five 3-pointers in his last seven games.
“I get so excited to see him make shots, because he’s one of those guys that deserves it,” Thunder point guard Chris Paul said. “He works hard, plays the right way, a great teammate.”
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Ferguson, who sported a fresh haircut, could sense a special night was coming.
“I was telling one of my trainers before the game. I was like, ‘I’m feeling it. I’m feeling good.’ It was Steve-O as well,” he said of Thunder center Steven Adams. “Every time I caught the ball, Steve-O was like, ‘shoot it.’ I don’t have no choice but to shoot it when Steve-O tells me to.”
Ferguson is shooting 46 percent from behind the arc on 28 attempts.