Westbrook one rebound from record mark

Ross Houston
April 10, 2017

"So take that Russell Westbrook". The game had been paused, right around the nine-minute mark of the third quarter, to acknowledge history. Westbrook gave Zielinski a quick nod. It's good that he actually gets to come in and take it.

Kawhi Leonard made three free throws in the final minute to seal it, finishing with 32 points and 12 rebounds. All air. A little bit tough to keep concentration after all of that?

"It's unbelievable", Westbrook said.

Cayley Mercer scored two goals and Shea Tiley recorded a shutout as Clarkson captured the NCAA women's hockey National Championship with a 3-0 win over Wisconsin Sunday. The crowd stood and chanted "MVP!"

The Bulls wasted an opportunity to stabilize their position in the Eastern Conference playoff picture, leaving themselves one-half game ahead of ninth-place Miami. We've got some guys really nicked up.


Shortly after Russell Westbrook recorded his 10th assist on Tuesday, the game was stopped. Enes Kanter was a load on the interior. The Thunder then returns home to host the Denver Nuggets in the season finale.

"It's one of those nights, a special night, and something I definitely will never forget", Westbrook said.

The Washington Wizards ended a three-game losing streak with a 118-111 win over the Charlotte Hornets, significantly denting Charlotte's faint play-off hopes as their three-game winning streak came to an end. It's possible that the Thunder won't rest Westbrook for the rest of the regular season and he will aim to break the triple-double record he shares with Robertson.

Memphis was without starting point guard and leading scorer Mike Conley, who suffered a gash over his eye Tuesday night in San Antonio. Maybe it was because of the proximity to history, or maybe it was the Thunder were in desperate need of a performance.

"He's doing it over the course of the season", Carter said of Westbrook. "It has helped our team, and I think the record speaks for itself".


Westbrook collected 12 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists for his seventh straight triple-double, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 110-79 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol reacts during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn.

There wasn't a single quarter when the defense managed to hold the Thunder to fewer points than the Bucks. "We knew we were coming to a hostile building tonight and just wanted to try and play our game. and we did that".

You might remember in a previous matchup against Memphis, Westbrook went on an individual 15-0 run in the final 2:35 to beat the Grizzlies. With a win there they can secure no worse than the 6-seed. Their victory pulled them level with the Celtics atop the East.


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