Thunder Survive Nets Upset Bid for Fifth Straight Win

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Murray soared for a tip follow and then rose to disrupt James' driving layup, which led to a 3-pointer by Danny Green that gave the Spurs a 105-94 lead with 4:20 remaining.

The Cavaliers, meanwhile, acknowledged reports that they held a team meeting to address Kevin Love's early exit due to illness from a blowout loss at Oklahoma City and his subsequent absence from the following day's practice.

Brooklyn might have trouble putting up points as they face off against one of the NBA's best defenses. Bryant was 34 years and 104 days when he got there. Temple accounted for all of Sacramento's points during a 17-6 run that put the Kings ahead 103-97 with 23.5 seconds to go.

This will be the second game of the season between these two teams. The game finished with a total of 195 points, which was 21 points below the projected point total of 216 points.

The Brooklyn Nets almost escaped Oklahoma City with a victory, but Russell Westbrook rescued his team in the final seconds.

The lead changed hands six times in the final 2:23.

The Thunder had to survive one final 3-point attempt by Spencer Dinwiddie at the buzzer, which fell short, completing the OKC comeback.

Westbrook led all scorers with 32 points, while Paul George had 28. Dinwiddie shot 9 for 13 in the game, hitting 69.2% of his attempts from the field (no free throw attempts, 4/6 from three-point range).

The Brooklyn Nets could use a win after losing six of their last nine games.

The Thunder rank second in rebounds allowed per game (40.9) while the Nets rank 29th (45.9). The Thunder enter this contest with a 6-4 record in their last 10 games and a 16-7 mark at home.

The Nets took a 106-105 lead on a dunk by Allen with 1:15 left but Westbrook hit two free throws on the next possession.

The Nets rank first in three pointers allowed per game (25.5) while the Thunder rank 22nd (30.3). They were up 85-74 going into the fourth. Reserve Raymond Felton contributed 11 of his 14 in the fourth as the Thunder overcame quiet nights from Carmelo Anthony and Steven Adams, who combined for 16 points on 7 of 24 shooting.

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