Russell Westbrook Drops 35, Triple Double in Win
Russell Westbrook did it again. Westbrook scored 35 points, blowing by the Wizards John Wall, and notched his 9th triple-double of the season in the 126-115 Thunder win. Westbrook now has four consecutive triple-doubles, as he finished with 11 assists and 14 rebounds for Oklahoma City.
There were moments late in the 4th quarter where Westbrook channeled his inner Kobe Bryant, and every offensive play down the court was an isolation call. The Wizards had no answer for him. Bradley Beal (31 points) and John Wall (15 points, 15 assists) for the 6-11 Wizards. With Oklahoma City down 105-102 in the closing seconds of regulation, The Thunder dialed up a play and Russ did the rest.
Russell Westbrook with the clutch 3-pointer to send the game to OT!
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Through the first quarter of the season, Westbrook’s MVP campaign is off to an incredible start. The Thunder are in first place in their division, and while they miss Kevin Durant at times on the court, the fanbase has rallied behind the star who remains. One only hopes he can keep this pace up throughout the duration of the regular season, as it looks like he will need to if OKC has postseason hopes.