The Oklahoma City Thunder has found something. Whether it was last week’s trade with the Chicago Bulls netting them Taj Gibson and Doug McDermott, or the return of Enes Kanter from injury, something is working as OKC has won four straight away games.
However, don’t let this entertain you from the fact that the Thunder always has had something: Russell Westbrook. During this four-game winning streak, Westbrook has averaged 34.8, points, 13.5 rebounds, and 12.5 assists per contest.
On Tuesday night, the MVP candidate had one of his most excellent performances of the 2016-17 campaign, scoring 43 points (13-28 FG, 6-9 3PT), grabbing 11 rebounds and dropping 10 assists. The triumph was Westbrook’s 30th … that’s not a typo … THIRTIETH triple-double of the season.
That’s pretty damn awesome, right? Well what if I told you that during this specific triple-double Westbrook scored 14 straight points in the fourth quarter, 12 in the final two minutes, as the Thunder fended off a surging Utah Jazz squad 109-106.
— NBA (@NBA) March 1, 2017
Not featured: Down 1, Westbrook went end to end in patented Muscle Flexbrook fashion to complete a grown-man finish AND give his team the lead for good.
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) March 1, 2017