NBA Players of the Night Russell Westbrook and LeBron James
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 15, 2017,
Mar 15, 2017, 19:17
The most fascinating aspect about Westbrook's triple-doubles is that the Thunder have a much better record when Westbrook gets one compared to when he doesn't, further proving that the shortsighted critics are wrong when they say Westbrook's play is hurting the team.
Westbrook finished Wednesday's game with 25 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds.
Amid the snowstorm in the northeastern United States, the Oklahoma City Thunder visited the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center. "I was wondering why they were screaming so loud".
"Caught me off guard but it's a blessing to be able to hear that, especially on the road from fans who appreciate the game and appreciate me as a player", Westbrook said. I made it very, very clear this morning that that was a key for us.
A better defensive effort in the second half was the spark needed for the Thunder to secure their first win away from home since a 114-105 victory on January 15 in New Orleans.
Thunder coach Billy Donovan paid tribute to Westbrook's "incredible poise". "I thought they were giving something out in the crowd or something". The first half ended with both teams tied at 62 but the Thunder started the second half on fire while Jeremy Lin and the rest of teammates went cold just like the weather in Brooklyn.
Oladipo also played a great all-around game with 21 points and four steals while Taj Gibson and Enes Kanter each added 17 points of their own. "He put his fingerprints all over the game in so many ways different ways in my opinion". The Thunder have 15 games remaining after tonight.