Thunder’s Three-Point Barrage and Westbrook’s Triple Double Blow Away Wizards
The Oklahoma City Thunder drained 15 three-pointers, one off the team record, and Russell Westbrook recorded his 20th career triple double, as the Thunder cruised to a 125-101 win over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night, November 10, in the nation’s capital.
The Thunder hit their first eight 3-pointers of the game, 11 of their first 13, and finished 15-for-23 from beyond the arc.
Westbrook had 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in the win, the Thunder’s second in a row after losing three straight.
Westbrook was one of four Thunder players in double figure scoring.
Dion Waiters led all scorers with 25 points, hitting four 3-pointers.
Serge Ibaka had 23 points and 6 rebounds.
Kevin Durant, returning to near where he grew up, had 14 points and 10 rebounds, but did not play in the second half after straining a hamstring.
The Thunder never trailed in the game, leading by 14 after one quarter, 18 at halftime, 26 after three quarters, and built the lead to as many as 29.
The Wizards were playing without two starters in Nene Hilario and Bradley Beal, and never made a serious run after OKC established command.
The Thunder shot 51 percent from the field and outrebounded the Wizards 53-41.
The Thunder improved to 5-3 on the season, and will return home Friday, November 13, to host Philadelphia at 7:00 at Chesapeake Arena.