Russell Westbrook doesn’t feel comfortable taking credit for his triple-doubles.
The Thunder guard had his seventh of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Washington Wizards 114-98 on Monday night.
Westbrook had 17 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists and got the best of his matchup with Washington point guard John Wall. It was the 26th triple-double of Westbrook’s career, and he has two straight and four in his past 10 games.
The Thunder improved to 22-4 when Westbrook accomplishes the feat.
"It means that my teammates do a great job of getting open, creating lanes where I’m able to be effective, and I’m trying to find ways to get those guys the basketball and trying to play my game," he said.
Kevin Durant scored 28 points and Serge Ibaka added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder, who have won 11 of 12.
Wizards coach Randy Wittman missed the game following his brother’s death last Friday.
Bradley Beal came off the bench to score 18 points, Wall had 17 points and eight assists and Marcin Gortat scored 17 points for Washington, which has lost four of five.
Westbrook scored his first two baskets by posting up against Wall, setting the tone.
Kanter has seen a spike in production lately. He scored 14 points on Monday. In his past three games, he is averaging 19.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, up from his season averages of 11.8 points and 7.6 rebounds.
Newman on the Thunder outrebounding the Wizards 53-27: "They just got one after another. They beat us to the ball all night. That’s what happened."
Wizards: Wittman also will miss a game Wednesday night against the Golden State Warriors. … Made 21 of 33 points inside the 3-point arc in the first half. … Made just 7 of 26 3-pointers overall.
Thunder: G Andre Roberson is expected to be out for at least a few more weeks with a right knee sprain. … Durant was named the Western Conference Player of the Week on Monday. … Backup point guard Cameron Payne returned after missing Friday’s game against Houston with a concussion. … Westbrook made his first five shots. … The Thunder have scored at least 100 points in eight straight games.