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OKC Thunder: The three best wins and three worst losses of the 2018-19 regular season

Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson picks the Thunder's three best wins and three worst losses of the season:

Best

1. April 9 vs. Houston, 112-111: High stakes for both teams. OKC rallied from 15 points down to avoid the eighth seed. Held Houston to 18 points in the fourth quarter.

2. Jan. 19 at Philadelphia, 117-115: Sixers were 30-17 at the time. Paul George's four-point play in the final seconds won a wild one.

3. March 7 at Portland, 129-121 in OT: Blazers, then at full strength, needed a crazy ending to get to OT. Thunder rolled in overtime to sweep season series.

Worst

1. March 31 vs. Dallas, 106-103: A home loss to Mavs team playing without Luca Donic at a time Thunder desperately needed a win. A low point.

2. March 25 at Memphis, 115-103: Marc Gasol had been traded. Mike Conley and Avery Bradley were out. OKC essentially got beat by a G-League roster.

3. Jan. 6 vs. Washington, 116-98: Wizards went without John Wall and still led more than 33 minutes. Thunder rebounding and defense was abysmal.

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<strong>Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) celebrates his game winning 3-point basket in the final seconds of the fourth quarter during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman</strong>

Oklahoma City's Paul George (13) celebrates his game winning 3-point basket in the final seconds of the fourth quarter during the NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

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Jenni Carlson

Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football... Read more ›

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