Adams back from injury for OKC Thunder


Adams back from injury for OKC Thunder

Victor Oladipo added 18 points, and Enes Kanter chipped in with 14 off the Oklahoma City bench.

"I didn't want to take the shot too early", Westbrook said.

He finished with 38 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to make it a ridiculous 22 triple-doubles this season. Westbrook capped the run by stealing a pass from Ingles and then feeding Andre Roberson to set up an alley-oop dunk.

Utah got another spark from its bench midway through the third quarter. It was the 22nd triple-double of the season, adding to a 20-plus total that only Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson have accomplished in National Basketball Association history. "We looked like a drained team emotionally". Oklahoma City scored just 11 points while Westbrook struggled to two points on 0-of-7 shooting in the period.

When Russell Westbrook saw his jump shot break the net, he turned around and almost broke Andre Roberson's hand.

"I thought we stuck with it", Westbrook said. "In the fourth, they fell for us". They've won six straight contests and while a few of those victories in the middle were against mediocre opponents, they did start the streak off with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers and last night's win was over a playoff caliber Pacers team who had won seven of nine before visiting the Jazz. Miller will be the trustee and will be succeeded by a six-member board of managers drawn from her family upon her death.

Fortunately for the Thunder, Hood will not play in tonight's game due to a bone bruise on his right knee.

With 12 seconds remaining in regulation, Westbrook hit two free throws following a Steven Adams offensive rebound to increase the OKC lead to 95-92.

This was Westbrook's first game since being snubbed as an All-Star starter after fans gave Steph Curry and James Harden enough of a lead to nullify his higher-ranking vote from media and players. Point guard George Hill's plus-minus came in at a -13 and Rudy Gobert finished at -9.