Westbrook’s 5th straight triple-double lifts Thunder
The Associated Press - December 5, 2016 10:31 am
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) passes the ball behind and over head to Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during a play against the New Orleans Pelicans in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Russell Westbrook became the first player with five consecutive triple-doubles since Michael Jordan had seven straight in 1989 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Pelicans 101-92 on Sunday night.
Westbrook finished with 28 points, 17 rebounds and 12 assists. The Thunder have won all five games during Westbrook’s triple-double stretch. It was Westbrook’s 10th triple-double of the season and the 47th of his career.
Enes Kanter had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Victor Oladipo added 15 points for the Thunder.
Anthony Davis, the NBA’s leading scorer, had 37 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans. Buddy Hield, who led nearby Oklahoma to the Final Four last season, scored 16 points in his first game back in the state.