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SportWestbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Nets

04:41  14 march  2019
04:41  14 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

Watch: Russell Westbrook hilariously scores two points for the Nuggets

Watch: Russell Westbrook hilariously scores two points for the Nuggets Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder are having a difficult go of it on the road against the Denver Nuggets Tuesday night. How bad? The former NBA MVP actually scored two points for the home team. Below, you’ll see Russ going up against Nuggets center Nikola Jokic for a defensive rebound. The end result was Westbrook tipping it into the Nuggets’ hoop for a deuce. How talented is Russell Westbrook? He's out here scoring points for #MileHighBasketball (h/t @TheCrossover). pic.twitter.com/AgclQ8rrhg — Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) February 27, 2019 Never mind that Westbrook went over Jokic’s back to tip the ball.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points in his 25th triple - double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn The Nets led 52-42 at halftime behind 11 points from Dinwiddie. Westbrook scored 17 points in the first half to keep the Thunder in the game

Westbrook also had 12 rebounds for the 130th triple - double of his career. Paul George had 25 points and nine rebounds and Jerami Grant added 15 points The Nets were up by 17 at one point in the first half and led 52-42 at halftime behind 11 points from Dinwiddie. Westbrook scored 17 points in the

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Nets© ASSOCIATED PRESS Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates after a 3 point shot during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/June Frantz Hunt)

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 31 points in his 26th triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-96 on Wednesday night.

Westbrook added 12 rebounds and 11 assists for the 130th triple-double of his career.

BOX SCORE: THUNDER 108, NETS 96

Paul George scored 25 points and Jerami Grant added 15 for the Thunder, who shot 49 percent in the second half. Oklahoma City has won three of four as it battles to secure home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

Westbrook helps Thunder rally for 99-95 win over Grizzlies

Westbrook helps Thunder rally for 99-95 win over Grizzlies Russell Westbrook turned back the clock a bit on Sunday. Oklahoma City's All-Star point guard scored 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, and the Thunder rallied from a 13-point deficit in the final seven minutes to snap a four-game losing streak with a 99-95 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Westbrook shot 3 of 13 in the first three quarters, then went 4 for 7 in the fourth. It was similar to the late-game scoring binges he went on during his MVP season two years ago. The Thunder needed every bit of it - forward Paul George, the NBA's No.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Once Russell Westbrook figured out which of his many skills to focus on, everything changed. Oklahoma City’ s point guard had 10 of his 11 assists in the second half and posted a triple - double to help the Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-96 on Wednesday night.

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates after a 3 point shot during the second half of the team' s NBA basketball game against Oklahoma City' s point guard had 10 of his 11 assists in the second half and posted a triple - double to help the Thunder beat the Brooklyn Nets 108-96 on

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 25 points and D'Angelo Russell added 14 points and seven assists for the Nets, who saw their four-game win streak snapped.

The Nets led 52-42 at halftime behind 11 points from Dinwiddie. Westbrook scored 17 points in the first half to keep the Thunder in the game, but Oklahoma City shot just 35.6 percent from the field before the break.

The Thunder quickly eliminated Brooklyn's lead in the second half. Oklahoma City scored 20 points in the first 3:41 of the third quarter to take the lead, and the Thunder took an 80-78 edge into the fourth.

Oklahoma City dominated the fourth behind Westbrook's all-around play. He hit a 3-pointer after a scramble to put the Thunder ahead 100-87 with 4:51 to go. He had seven points, five rebounds and five assists in the final period.

Paul George fined $25K for criticism of officials

Paul George fined $25K for criticism of officials Unsurprisingly, Paul George’s comments about how the Oklahoma City Thunder are officiated did not go unnoticed by the league office. George has been fined $25,000 for his extended commentary on the officiating after Friday’s 118-110 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. George was hit with a technical foul during the first quarter of the game and ultimately fouled out with about four minutes to go. Paul George has been fined $25,000 for criticizing officiating. pic.twitter.com/A5KgUEof85 — Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) March 9, 2019 George said Friday that the Thunder hadn’t “gotten a fair whistle all year” and even admitted he knew he’d be fined for his comments.

Westbrook got his triple - double midway through the period. Oladipo' s floater in the closing seconds of the quarter made it 96-82, and the Thunder cruised in the fourth. Oklahoma City got a season-high 13 points from Lauvergne and a season-high 10 from Alex Abrines. The Thunder had a season-high six

Westbrook also had 12 rebounds for the 130th triple - double of his career. The Nets were up by 17 at one point in the first half and led 52-42 at halftime behind 11 points from Dinwiddie. Westbrook scored 17 points in the first half to keep the Thunder in the game, but Oklahoma City shot just 35.6

TIP-INS

Nets: Opened the game with a 9-0 run. ... G Shabazz Napier sat out with right hamstring tightness. ... Shot 6 for 21 in the fourth quarter.

Thunder: Westbrook only had one assist in the first half. ... George scored 13 points in the third quarter. ... F Markieff Morris sat out with neck soreness.

UP NEXT

The Nets play at the Utah Jazz on Saturday.

The Thunder play at the Indiana Pacers on Thursday.

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