National Basketball Association
Oklahoma City 109, Cleveland 103
When: 8:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
#61 Courtney Kirkland, #39 Tyler Ford, #9 Natalie Sago
Dennis Schroder scored 30 points off the bench to lift the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 109-103 home win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.
Schroder might have started off on the bench, but he played a big role at the end of a tight game.
His corner 3-pointer with 28.3 seconds remaining -- immediately following the Cavaliers' 19th turnover of the game -- put the Thunder up by six.
Schroder has scored at least 20 points in seven consecutive games in which he has come off the bench.
Schroder scored six consecutive Oklahoma City points during the stretch in which the Thunder put the game away in the final 1:03.
With 3:42 left and the Thunder up 95-94, Schroder was called for an offensive foul as he started a drive toward the basket.
Reacting to the foul, Schroder stood up off the floor and sprinted to the opposite basket. Schroder was called for a technical foul for his reaction, though replays showed Collin Sexton bumped him from behind to cause the contact.
The call was overturned on review, but Schroder's technical stood, an the Cavaliers tied it on Kevin Love's subsequent free throw.
But the Thunder regained the lead on Chris Paul's pullup jumper seconds later.
Oklahoma City has won eight of its past nine and three in a row.
Schroder shot 10 of 17 from the floor. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder.
Sexton, the Cavaliers' second-year point guard, was hot early, scoring 12 points in the first quarter.
However, after going 5 of 6 from the floor early, Sexton was just 4 of 12 the rest of the way, finishing with a team-high 23 points.
Love added 20 points as Cleveland's losing streak stretched to five games. The Cavaliers have dropped 12 of their past 13.
The Cavaliers were without center Tristan Thompson, who missed his second consecutive game with a sore quad.
Oklahoma City guard Terrance Ferguson played for the first time since Jan. 17 after missing the past eight games due to personal reasons.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Collin Sexton 23
Dennis Schroder 30
Darius Garland 6
Chris Paul 7
John Henson 11
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 10
Kevin Porter Jr. 2
||Free Throws Made
Dennis Schroder 8
Dante Exum 1
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 2
John Henson 2
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 2
Team Stats Summary
Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Thunder have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .619 after a loss.
Cleveland will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .231 after a loss.