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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.” 

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. 

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Oklahoma City's Terrance Ferguson (23) celebrates after a 3-pointer during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Oklahoma City won 127-119. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma City's Terrance Ferguson (23) celebrates after a 3-pointer during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Philadelphia 76ers at Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Oklahoma City won 127-119. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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