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Published: Sat, March 11, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Lula West

Westbrook has another triple-double, Thunder beat Spurs

Westbrook has another triple-double, Thunder beat Spurs

San Antonio was unrecognizable throughout the game, either because of Oklahoma's merit, which left the Texas franchise in a mere 92 points, or demerit of Spurs, that with the losses of Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kyle Anderson, did not know to play for victory.

The win gives San Antonio its ninth victory in a row, moving the Spurs within two games of the Golden State Warriors for the top spot in the Western Conference.

Westbrook has now tied Wilt Chamberlain for the second-most triple-doubles in a single season, a feat which hasn't been accomplished since 1967.

Westbrook is now 10 triple-doubles from matching the record set by Oscar Robertson (41) during the 1961-62 season. If he didn't score another point or grab another rebound, he'd average 25.1 points, 8.2 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game.

F Danny Green scored 14 points. Cleveland's LeBron James had 29 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, but the Cavaliers have now lost three straight and five of seven. Easily one of the best at his craft in National Basketball Association history, Pop knows the season is a marathon, not a sprint.

Eclectic energy pulsated throughout Chesapeake Energy Arena as Russell Westbrook (23 pts, 13 rebs, 13 asts) collected triple-double #31 of his campaign.

The Spurs says Leonard and Aldridge won't play Wednesday night against Sacramento at home.

The dumb narrative about the game is going to be that Russell Westbrook outplayed Kawhi Leonard in their mano-a-mano duel for the MVP, but that didn't have much to do with anything.

"It was a team effort", Popovich said. The Thunder never trailed after that point of the game.

The rest would go with 49-56 for the local team, which would maintain the tone in the second half.

Are these Spurs four games worse than last year's edition, the one that featured Tim Duncan on zero legs and no Gasol, no Dedmon, no Murray, no Davis Bertans? Doug McDermott added 11 points.

The Thunder hit 54.2 percent from the field in the second quarter, pushing the lead as high as 12. The team beat the Houston Rockets 112-110 on Monday night with the help of Kawhi Leonard, who scored highest points to their win game lastly. A week earlier, Westbrook had impressively slammed the door on the Utah Jazz to pull the Thunder to within a 1.5 games of the No. 4 seed.

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