'Keep fighting': Thunder wins fourth clutch time game in two weeks
The Thunder’s 104-102 overtime win at Charlotte was its 23rd clutch time game this season, the most of any team in the NBA.
NBA.com defines clutch time as anytime the point differential is five points or less in the last five minutes of a game. The Thunder has only played eight games that didn’t qualify.
“Man, we just kept fighting,” Thunder guard Chris Paul said Friday. “It was a total team effort. It’s fun, man, I am telling you. I mean obviously we won, so that helps. But, I mean, it’s literally just fun to see how we keep growing.”
The Thunder has won its past four clutch time games, after beginning the season winless through its first four. Overall, OKC has a 13-10 record in the clutch.
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“I thought both teams really played hard coming down the stretch,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Friday. “… Down by 5 and we fought our way back.”