Thunder vs. Wizards: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions




 

The Oklahoma City Thunder (13-26) play against the Washington Wizards (20-20) at Capital One Arena

Game Time: 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday January 11, 2022

Oklahoma City Thunder 0, Washington Wizards 0 (7:00 pm ET)

What's the buzz on Twitter?

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Some extra cheers for former Terp Aaron Wiggins tonight in DC. - 7:07 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Small applause for Terps product Aaron Wiggins introduced in Thunder's starting lineup
(I may or may not have been the majority of that applause) - 7:07 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
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#DCAboveAll | @CaesarsSports pic.twitter.com/LqVqohQeqe - 7:06 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
tipping off on @BallySportsOK
Presented by @EnergyTransfer pic.twitter.com/ydhbgj5u5b - 7:05 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
pregame in the nation's capital ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/FvOYrcGUIA - 6:55 PM

 
 

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
"Getting Jerami Grant to D.C. for Dummies"
With recent reports of the Washington Wizards' interest in Jerami Grant, @lazchance & I try to negotiate a deal ????
Yup, role play. | @detroitbadboys
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Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Tonight's starters! ???? #DCAboveAll pic.twitter.com/w3aWzmQJ52 - 6:30 PM

 

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
cozy attire ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/5DDHG0nPYm - 6:11 PM

 
 

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
1️⃣ hour until game time!
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#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne - 6:00 PM

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mark Daigneault answering maybe the most important question for the Thunder this season- the long term fit of SGA-Dort-Giddey:
"I'm pretty optimistic about the fit with those guys." - 5:57 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault said he is "optimistic" about Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Lu Dort, and Josh Giddey's fit together - 5:46 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Daigneault said he's "optimistic" about the SGA-Giddey-Dort fit. - 5:45 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault said Aleksej Pokusevski will be with the OKC Blue for at least a week - 5:43 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Wizards forward Montrezl Harrell arrived to today's game in a Chemion LED face mask that displays the message "I'm Back" after returning from the health and safety protocol.
pic.twitter.com/kVjlyxjbAo - 5:42 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Mark Daigneault announces the starters vs Washington:
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
Lu Dort
Josh Giddey
Aaron Wiggins
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl - 5:42 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards' starters tonight against the Thunder: Spencer Dinwiddie, Corey Kispert, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Kyle Kuzma and Daniel Gafford. - 5:39 PM

Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mark Daigneault said Ty Jerome will play more tonight with Kenrich Williams out. - 5:39 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Trendy or comfy? Which style do you prefer?
#DCAboveAll | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/02Sch54SGn - 5:37 PM

 
 
 

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Bradley Beal will need two consecutive negative tests in a 24 hour span to exit health and safety protocols, per Wes Unseld Jr.
In theory that means he will be out again tomorrow vs. Magic at a minimum - 5:29 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Rui Hachimura most likely will play 15-16 minutes tonight, Wes Unseld Jr. said. - 5:25 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Gill vs. Diakite? You better believe I'm watching Wizards-Thunder tonight! #wahoowa - 5:25 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Thomas Bryant (ACL) is on track to be available tomorrow vs the Orlando Magic, Wes Unseld Jr. says. - 5:23 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
With Bradley Beal out tonight due to protocols, Corey Kispert will start at shooting guard, Wes Unseld Jr. said. - 5:23 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Bradley Beal entered the health and safety protocol due to an inconclusive test, sources tell me. - 5:21 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
Thomas Bryant, out for almost one year following an ACL tear, is on track to be available tomorrow when the Wizards host the Magic, Wes Unseld Jr. said. - 5:21 PM

Chris Miller @cmillsnbcs
With Beal out Wizards will start Corey Kispert along with Dinwiddie, KCP, Kuz, Gafford. - 5:21 PM

Ava Wallace @avarwallace
Getting to the Bradley Beal news in a bit, but Wes Unseld Jr. also says that Thomas Bryant (ACL) should be back and available for the Wizards' next game. Bryant hasn't played since Jan. 9, 2021 - 5:20 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Defense got it done in Orlando.
Our @Clorox Clutch Play of the Week ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/v9Pc6e9uTE - 5:10 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Kyle Kuzma.
Capital One Arena.
vs. OKC Thunder ????‍⬛ pic.twitter.com/6XnVNXBrUQ - 4:59 PM

 

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Bradley Beal (health and safety protocols) is out tonight vs. Oklahoma City. - 4:53 PM

Neil Dalal @NeilDalal96
Bradley Beal is OUT for Wizards vs. Thunder tonight
He has re-entered health and safety protocols after previously missing games despite not testing positive then pic.twitter.com/cHqz4DzylN - 4:42 PM

 

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
In their updated injury report, the Wizards have listed Bradley Beal as in the NBA's health-and-safety protocols and out for tonight's game against the Thunder. Beal missed 3 games from Dec. 23-28 in the protocols; when he returned, he said the absence was due to contact tracing. - 4:38 PM

Chase Hughes @ChaseHughesNBCS
Bradley Beal has re-entered health and safety protocols, according to the NBA's latest official injury report update. The Wizards play OKC tonight. - 4:36 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Wizards' Bradley Beal has re-entered health and safety protocols and is listed out vs. Thunder tonight. - 4:33 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
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This week, @Chris Miller sits down with John Thompson III to discuss Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy, Monumental Basketball's work off the court and more.
#DCAboveAll | @AlibabaGroup - 4:30 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Thunder Signs Mamadi Diakite to 10-Day Contract
????| https://t.co/JBpNchd6k3 pic.twitter.com/3YqMNdbqE7 - 4:11 PM

 

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
Over the last 10 games, Kyle Kuzma leads the team with a 25.1 defensive rebounding percentage.
#DCAboveAll | @DXCTechnology pic.twitter.com/tynUzLkFsQ - 4:10 PM

 

Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Mamadi Diakite is back.
Mamadi was with the Thunder in the preseason and has been signed to a 10 day contract.
Lots of 10 days being signed this season, but OKC obviously likes Diakite. pic.twitter.com/oK1s5k9ror - 4:06 PM

 

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Good to see Mamadi Diakite get a chance with the Thunder. That was a scary injury he suffered in the preseason and it's good to see him back. - 4:04 PM

Josh Robbins @JoshuaBRobbins
The Wizards' Anthony Gill has exited the NBA's health-and-safety protocols, but Gill is listed as out tonight when the Wizards host the Thunder. - 4:04 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
We're celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a virtual roundtable discussion this Friday, an essay contest for DMV students and special programming during our January 17 game.
Learn more ???? - 4:00 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
Following a short stint at home, the Thunder hits the road for a pair of Eastern Conference matchups. First up, taking on the Wizards for the second time this season.
@OUHealth Game Day Report
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Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto
Mamadi Diakite is joining the Thunder on a 10-day deal, per a team release. Diakite was with the Thunder in training camp. - 3:59 PM

JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The Thunder have signed forward @_mdiakite to a 10-day contract, the team says. - 3:58 PM

Rylan Stiles @Rylan_Stiles
Big news for OKC they signed their training camp standout big man. pic.twitter.com/0rNwI0vqvU - 3:58 PM

 

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
The Thunder have signed forward Mamadi Diakite to a 10-day contract via the NBA's COVID-related hardship allowance.
More NBA from me: marcstein.substack.com - 3:57 PM

Washington Wizards @WashWizards
You'll want to keep an eye on the point guards tonight.
#DCAboveAll | @CapitalOne pic.twitter.com/5H84A5bVH9 - 2:55 PM

 

David Aldridge @davidaldridgedc
As Washington begins its offseason evaluations, an extension for @TheTerry_25 would seem to be priority one. The third-year star isn't sweating what happens, as he said exclusively to our @Ben Standig, in @TheAthletic: bit.ly/3zMVpb5 - 1:55 PM

Oklahoma City Thunder @okcthunder
GAMEDAY in D.C.
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