Westbrook lifts Thunder to win over Bulls
Ponca City Now - March 16, 2015 9:06 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Russell Westbrook had 36 points and 11 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Chicago Bulls 109-100 on Sunday afternoon.
Centers Enes Kanter (18 points, 18 rebounds) and Steven Adams (14 points, 11 rebounds) both posted double-doubles for the Thunder.
For only the third time in the Thunder’s last nine games, Westbrook didn’t record a triple-double, recording only six assists, largely because his teammates weren’t shooting well early and Westbrook took over as the team’s primary offensive option late. Oklahoma City shot 46 percent from the field, with Westbrook finishing 12 of 27.
Westbrook’s final assist came on the game-turning play. With the Thunder up 99-95 in the final minute, he held the basketball until near the end of the shot clock, then passed to Anthony Morrow, who swished a 3-pointer to seal the win.
Nikola Mirotic scored 27 points and Pau Gasol added 20 for Chicago.