- Associated Press - Saturday, October 26, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY — Thomas Bryant scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the Washington Wizards beat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, 97-85.

Rookie forward Rui Hachimura scored 19 points and Bradley Beal added 17 for Washington (1-1). The Wizards posted a 14-2 run to finish the game to earn their first win of the season.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 28 points, a career high, and Danilo Gallinari added 18 for the Thunder, which lost their home opener after they fell to Utah in the season opener on Wednesday.


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The Wizards were winning 52-46 when they reached the break, and then scored the first six points of the second half to make the score 58-46. At the end of the third period they still led 78-70.

The game grew closer at the beginning of the last quarter, when the Thunder did not allow Washington to score during the first 4 1/2 minutes.



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