The Oklahoma City Thunder got revenge against the Los Angles Clippers on Wednesday night, 120-108. Russell Westbrook notched a second straight triple-double with 25 points, 11 rebounds and 20 assists (his career high) and Kevin Durant smoothly poured in 30 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.
"[Just] control the things that we can control and we'll win. We gave them that last game tonight we took it."
In OKC We Russ
Another night, another triple-double. His early play set the tone for the game and he spoke afterwards with ESPN's Chris Broussard about his approach to every game, "My job is to find ways for us to win games. Every night I come out with the same energy regardless of who I'm playing." Russ is the first player with a 25-10-20 stat line since the Lakers' Magic Johnson in 1988.
Thunder Make Sure Everyone Gets Involved
The Thunder finished the game with 33 assists--the Warriors for comparison's sake average 29 assits per game--and five players with double-digit scoring performances (Durant, Westbrook, Ibaka, Kanter and Roberson). The chemistry was flowing through Chesapeake Energy Arena. As the game reached the final minutes Billy Donovan had to break up a bench celebration in order to get Cam Payne, Mitch McGary, Nazr Mohammed (2016 Thunder debut!) to the scorer's table.
Thunder Wonder: Russell Westbrook, who now has a league-high 11 triple doubles
Thunder Down Under: Kevin Durant somehow manage to have a quiet 30-point and 12-rebound effort, his fourth straight game with 30-plus points and 10-plus rebounds
Thunder Blunder: Anthony Morrow, the OKC marksmen, was given a chance to play due to the absence of Dion Waiters, but he missed the first four threes he took
Thunder Plunderer: JJ Redick, who's hot hand in the fourth quarter almost single-handedly brought the Clippers back into the game
Next game: vs Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, March 11 at 7PM CDT
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