Thunder end losing skid, Westbrook earns 31st triple double
OKLAHOMA CITY (KTUL) —
Despite some recent struggles, the Oklahoma City Thunder (36-29) snap a four-game losing skid with a 102-92 win over the San Antonio Spurs (50-14) at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Russell Westbrook earned his 31st triple double of the season with 23 points, 13 assists, and 13 rebounds.
Considering the Spurs are a perennial championship contender and one of the best defensive teams, the Thunder managed to put up 56 points in the first half as part of a 56-49 halftime lead. Oklahoma City's lead grew to as much as 18 in the fourth quarter before both teams rotated in their reserve players.
While Russell Westbrook only shot 7 of 21 from the floor in his 35 minutes of playing time, the Thunder managed to limit Spurs all-star Kawhi Leonard to 15 points on 6 of 15 field goal attempts. With the win, the Thunder move to within a half-game of the Memphis Grizzlies for the sixth seed in the Western Conference standings with 18 regular season games remaining.
The Thunder are home again Saturday when they host the Northwest Division leading Utah Jazz at 2:00 p.m. CT.