Crunch Time: Thunder Faces Grizzlies With Playoffs Looming
Apr 08, 2017, 01:43
CITY (AP) - For just a few moments, Russell Westbrook slowed down.
He left the game for good with 2:35 left in the third quarter and finished with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists.
Cavaliers 122, Magic 102: LeBron James notched his second straight triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, Kevin Love scored 28 and Cleveland sank 18 3-pointers against Orlando.
The Thunder guard now needs a total of six assists in the final four games to average a triple-double for the season.
"It's one of those nights, a special night, and something I definitely will never forget".
"I air-balled a 3 right after (tying the record). Tonight was a great night".
That's certainly not the statistic he wanted on the stretch run to history, but the win works, pushing the Thunder 3.5 games ahead of Memphis in the Western Conference standings and locking up no lower than the No. 6 seed in the playoffs.
Westbrook acknowledged, all things considered, the Memphis game was a complete success. The teams meet on Wednesday for first place and temporary ownership of the top seed and home-court advantage until the NBA Finals.
The Grizzlies fought hard last night but eventually fell in overtime to the Spurs by a final score of 89-95. That's a difference of 34 victories coming from just one player.
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) drives against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, center Steven Adams, and forward Andre Roberson, from left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April. In a recent survey by The Washington Post of likely MVP voters, Harden had a clear advantage. Next up is Bucks coach Jason Kidd, who had 107 career triple-doubles and ranks third.
"He's doing it over the course of the season", Carter said of Westbrook. "He's the MVP, there's no question. I think that's happened a lot this year when he has been close to (a triple-double)". You've got to give it to him; he earned it.
The Wizards (47-31) returned from a five-game trip and stopped a three-game slide. Both OKC and Memphis have clinched a playoff spot. Now the Thunder has to go do it again against an equally potent foe, the Memphis Grizzlies.
After going scoreless, handing out five assists and hauling in five rebounds in the third, Westbrook had finally reached the point we were waiting for. Can we get some guys feeling healthier?
Leading scorer Mike Conley was forced from last night's game against San Antonio after a head-to-head collision with Kawhi Leonard.
Grizzlies: Memphis opened a season-closing, four-game home stand with Wednesday's game. They host the Knicks on Friday. OKC will face the Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, Denver Nuggets (twice) and Minnesota Timberwolves to end the regular season.
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