Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Wizards

BY foxsports • February 1, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Russell Westbrook had his seventh triple-double 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.

Kevin Durant scored 28 points and Serge Ibaka added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder, who have won 11 of 12.

Bradley Beal came off the bench to score 18 points, Wall had 17 points and eight assists and Marcin Gortat scored 17 points for the Wizards, who have lost four of five.

Wizards coach Randy Wittman missed the game following his brother's death last Friday.

Oklahoma City shot 55 percent in the first half to take a 64-52 lead. Durant scored 18 points and Westbrook had 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists before the break.

A technical was called on Durant at the end of the first half for disapproving of a no-call, so the Wizards scored their first point of the second half on a free throw before the clock even started.

The Wizards cut Oklahoma City's lead to six early in the third quarter, but the Thunder maintained control. A three-point play by Durant pushed the Thunder back ahead 79-67.

Westbrook clinched his triple-double on an assist to Enes Kanter for a baseline jumper, and the Thunder led 92-76 at the end of the third quarter.


Wizards: Wittman also will miss a game Wednesday night against the Golden State Warriors. ... Washington made 21 of 33 points inside the 3-point arc in the first half. ... It made just 7 of 26 3-pointers.

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.


Wizards host Warriors on Wednesday night.

Thunder host Magic on Wednesday night.