Westbrook’s 15th triple-double leads Thunder past Pelicans
Westbrook finished with 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists for the 119th triple-double of his career. The Thunder improved to 10-5 this season when he gets one.
The Pelicans were without star center Anthony Davis, who missed his third straight game with a left index finger sprain, and the team announced Thursday that Nikola Mirotic will be out at least a week with a right calf strain.
Oklahoma City led 65-53 at halftime behind 18 points from Adams. Westbrook secured his triple-double early in the third quarter, and the Thunder rolled to a 98-82 lead at the end of the period.
The Pelicans rallied, but never got closer than five in the final quarter.
Pelicans: Starting G E’Twaun Moore rested. He has been dealing with nagging injuries lately. … C Jahlil Okafor scored 18 points in his sixth start of the season.
Thunder: G Alex Abrines sat out his 11th straight game for personal reasons. He was active, but coach Billy Donovan said Abrines is not ready to play yet. … George was announced as an All-Star starter on Thursday. … Mirotic, who averages 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, was injured Wednesday night against Detroit.
Pelicans host the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday.
Thunder host the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.
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