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Sport Westbrook's 20th triple-double leads Thunder past Kings

05:22  13 march  2018
05:22  13 march  2018 Source:   ap.org

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook got the help he needed from co-stars Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. George and Anthony each scored 21 points and Westbrook notched his 20 th triple - double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings

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Westbrook had 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the 99th triple-double of his career.

BOX SCORE: THUNDER 106, KINGS 101

Paul George and Carmelo Anthony each scored 21 points for the Thunder, who moved into fourth place in the Western Conference standings.

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Westbrook clinches 20 th triple - double Russell Westbrook gets a rebound late in the fourth quarter to lock up his 20 th triple - double of the season. The Thunder defeated the Kings 122-118.

Thunder center Steven Adams left the game in the third quarter with a left hip contusion and did not return. Just two days earlier against San Antonio, he hurt his left ankle in the third quarter and did not return.

Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Garrett Temple and Justin Jackson each added 15 for the Kings.

Oklahoma City led 46-40 at halftime. George had 14 points and Anthony 13 for the Thunder. Temple's tip-in in the closing seconds of the third quarter gave Sacramento a 79-78 lead.

The Thunder led 88-85 in the fourth quarter when Westbrook checked back in after a brief rest. He got his 10th assist on a pass to Jerami Grant for a layup and his 10th rebound with just over 3 minutes to play. Westbrook's lob to Grant for a dunk put the Thunder up 102-92 with just under 3 minutes to play.

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Russell Westbrook posted his 20 th triple - double of the season.

Westbrook clinched the triple - double on a rebound with just over a minute left in the third quarter. Steven Adams' jumper in the lane as time expired in the period gave the Thunder an 86-79 lead and Westbrook his 15th assist. The Raptors felt they got caught playing Oklahoma City' s game.

Sacramento cut its deficit to 104-101 on a pair of free throws by Bogdanovic with 23 seconds left, but Brewer made two free throws with 17 seconds left to put it out of reach.

TIP-INS

Kings: Former Oklahoma star Buddy Hield came off the bench and scored three points in 15 minutes. ... The start of the second half was delayed because a wire was hanging down behind one of the backboards and needed to be taped.

Thunder: G Terrance Ferguson returned after missing Saturday's game against San Antonio while in concussion protocol. He played 11 minutes and scored three points. ... Anthony made three 3-pointers in the first three minutes of the game. ... Oklahoma City improved to 7-3 since the All-Star break.

UP NEXT

Kings: Host Miami Heat on Wednesday.

Thunder: Play at Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.

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