Russell Westbrook was up to his usual prolific ways Saturday in a 104-94 win over Spurs.
Westbrook recorded his 98th career triple-double — fourth-most in NBA history behind only Oscar Robertson (181), Magic Johnson (138), and Jason Kidd (107) — when he scored 21 points with 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Thunder utilised a balanced scoring attack with Paul George and Carmelo Anthony failing to make a profound impact. George (11) and Anthony (two) combined to score just 13 points, but Jerami Grant scored 15 off the bench and Corey Brewer added 12 points.
Spurs’ loss gives it 21 road defeats on the season, clinching its first losing record on the road since 1996-97. San Antonio’s 20-season streak of winning road records was the longest in NBA history.
Rudy Gay and David Bertans led Spurs with 14 points apiece off the bench. San Antonio’s starting line-up produced just 40 points.
After Saturday’s game, Thunder (39-29) remained fifth in the Western Conference standings, while Spurs (37-29) dropped to seventh.
STUD OF THE NIGHT
Nicolas Batum and Dwight Howard led Hornets to a 122-115 win over Suns by recording double-doubles. Batum scored 29 points with 12 rebounds and seven assists, while Howard scored a game-high 30 with 12 boards.
DUD OF THE NIGHT
Grizzlies guard Kobi Simmons scored just four points in 36 minutes in a 114-80 loss to Mavericks. Simmons shot just 2 of 12 from the field, and Memphis has now lost 17 straight games, resulting in the NBA's worst record.
Udonis Haslem with a huge rejection:
Heat featured nine scorers in double figures in a 129-102 home win over Wizards.
WHAT'S NEXTWarriors (51-15) at Timberwolves (38-29) 3:30 p.m. ET — Minnesota, loser in three straight games, will try to stop the bleeding against Golden State, which has won eight of its last 10 games. Timberwolves is still in playoff contention in the loaded Western Conference, but consistency has been an issue this season. Warriors is just a half game behind Rockets for the NBA’s best record.
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