Westbrook misses triple-double, Thunder beat Grizzlies
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 1:55
The Grizzlies will try to limit Oklahoma City superstar Russell Westbrook, who is tied with Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson for the most triple-doubles in a season (41) after picking up another in Tuesday's 110-79 rout of Milwaukee at home. Oscar Robertson tops the list with 181 and Magic Johnson's 138 is number two.
Not only has he played every game, but he has given max effort every single night and has only cared about the number in the win column.
IN had lost four in a row to leave their post-season hopes in jeopardy and found themselves 19 points down in the first half before rallying for a crucial victory.
After the Thunder's rout of the Bucks, Milwaukee guard Jason Terry was convinced who the victor should be. It's no secret that the Thunder need this other-worldly production from Westbrook to win games and they're fighting for the best seed possible heading into the postseason. James registered 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in 37 minutes for his 12th triple-double this season.
James had 36 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as Cleveland ran past Boston 114-91to move back into first place in the East. Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Smith scored 19.
His latest triple-double came on a night of achievements for him. "He's putting his fingertips all over the National Basketball Association right now as well as the history books".
After his first option wasn't available, Westbrook weaved through the Memphis defense before kicking it out to a wide-open Doug McDermott, who calmly knocked down a 3-pointer to give OKC a 98-95 lead with 1:23 left.
Nuggets 134, Pelicans 131: Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points and Denver eliminated New Orleans from playoff contention.
Tony Allen had 14 points for the Grizzlies and Andrew Harrison finished with 12 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo added a double-double of 11 markers and 10 boards to go with three blocks. It's actually ridiculous. Russ is also shooting a career high from the three-point line. Oklahoma City's bench scored 65 points. That is very likely to happen, and it could happen in just one game.
For Milwaukee, Australians Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker again started the game, but only managed modest contributions, with Maker scoring seven points and collecting seven rebounds, and Dellavedova scoring two points. Jason Kidd was voted Eastern Conference Coach of the Month after leading the Bucks to a 14-4 record in March, and though they lost to Dallas on Sunday, their recent success gained the Thunder's full attention.
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Live Streaming Online on NBA League Pass. The remaining three are against teams with losing records.Gasol connected on his third 3-pointer of the game midway through the third quarter, giving him 100 for the season.