Westbrook scores 38 in triple-double as Thunder top Knicks
The Associated Press - February 16, 2017 10:10 am
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up for a dunk in front of New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. Oklahoma City won 116-105. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Russell Westbrook scored 38 points and posted his 27th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 116-105 Wednesday night.
Westbrook moved into sole possession of third place for the most triple-doubles in a season, behind Oscar Robertson’s 41 in 1961-62 and Wilt Chamberlain’s 31 in 1967-68. The star guard had 14 rebounds and 12 assists in the 64th triple-double of his career.
Victor Oladipo scored 21 points and Jerami Grant added 13 for the Thunder, who snapped a two-game skid.
Carmelo Anthony had 30 points for the Knicks after being selected to the All-Star Game as an injury replacement for Kevin Love earlier in the night. Derrick Rose scored 25 and Courtney Lee added 16.