Russell Westbrook triple-double count to 45 as OKC beat NY

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Russell Westbrook continues to destroy the league as he netted another triple-double in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 112-103 win over the New York Knicks. This was the Thunder point guard’s third straight triple-double and the 45th in his career.

After a 27-18-14 output against the Knicks, Westbrook finished the month of November averaging a triple-double of 30.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 11.3 assists.

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Thunder head coach Billy Donovan was impressed by his point guard’s ability to do everything. Westbrook has led OKC to a third straight win and 11-8 for the season.

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“He is going to put up numbers because of his ability and just how hard he plays and his gifts, but he’s doing a lot of other things that the stat sheet doesn’t measure,” Donovan said to ESPN.

“I know everybody is focused on that right now and rightfully so. It’s historic what he’s doing. But he’s really a complete point guard all the way around.”

The visiting Thunder squad shot well from the field, making 46-of-92 shots, or 50%. The Knicks were just 39.6% overall and 31.6% from the three-point area.

Center Enes Kanter matched Westbrook’s scoring output with his own 27 points. The Turkish big man added 10 rebounds, while Anthony Morrow also contributed with 14 points off the bench. Steven Adams had his own double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Derrick Rose had his first 30-point game for the Knicks. New York went down to 8-9 for the season and now have suffered back-to-back losses after a three-game winning streak. Kristaps Porzingis added 21 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and 5 blocks.

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The Thunder take on the Wizards in their next game while the Knicks faces the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Photo Courtesy: Erik Drost/Flickr

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