Westbrook leads Thunder past Wolves | Inquirer Sports

Westbrook leads Thunder past Wolves

/ 03:25 AM March 15, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY—Russell Westbrook had his sixth triple-double in eight games and scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder pull away for a 113-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA on Friday.

Westbrook checked out with 2:13 remaining, seemingly a rebound short of the feat, but a scoring change gave him his 10th rebound to go with 12 assists.

He has eight triple-doubles this season and 16 in his career.

Enes Kanter had 23 points and 15 rebounds, and Dion Waiters and Mitch McGary added 12 points apiece for the Thunder.


Elsewhere, Atlanta made five 3-pointers in the final 6:38 to pull away from Phoenix 96-87, Denver rallied to beat short-handed Golden State 114-103, Toronto beat Miami for the first time in more than five years, 102-92, and Dallas routed the Los Angeles Clippers, 129-99.

In Phoenix, Paul Millsap scored 23 points for the Eastern Conference-leading Hawks.

In other games, Portland’s Damian Lillard had 28 points, including five 3-pointers, and LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points as the Trail Blazers cruised past the Detroit Pistons 118-99. It was Detroit’s ninth straight loss.

Boston overcame an 11-point deficit to beat Orlando 95-88 for its fifth win in the last six games. Evan Turner scored 16 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter.


Charlotte got 20 points from Gerald Henderson and 18 from Mo Williams to overcome a 19-point, first-half deficit and defeat Chicago, 101-91.

In Philadelphia, Robert Covington scored 24 points and the 76ers rallied from 18 points down in the third to beat Sacramento, 114-107. AP

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