Thunder and Westbrook Make it Six Straight
The streaks extended to six in a row for both the Oklahoma City Thunder and guard Russell Westbrook on Monday night in Atlanta.
The Thunder beat the Atlanta Hawks 102-99 for their sixth straight win, and Westbrook recorded his sixth straight triple-double, with 32 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists.
OKC led by one at halftime, then began to take charge of the game in the third quarter, opening up a 15 point lead, then leading 83-69 after three quarters.
Atlanta rallied to cut the Thunder lead to three before OKC extended the lead to nine at 100-91 on a layup by Westbrook.
The Hawks cut the lead to 102-99, and had a final possession to tie the game, but Tim Hardaway, Jr. airballed a 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Thunder survived.
The Thunder had five players score in double figures, with Anthony Morrow, playing in the city where he played college basketball for Georgia Tech, scoring 15 points and hitting four three-pointers.
Victor Oladipo added 14 points, including a double clutch double hand slam in the second quarter that looked like a dunk from former Atlanta Hawks star Dominique Wilkins.
Thunder big men Steven Adams and Enes Kanter added 12 points and 10, respectively.
OKC hit ten three-pointers as a team and overcame 19 turnovers.
The Thunder improved to 14-8 on the season.
OKC returns hope to Chesapeake Arena on Friday to host the Houston Rockets at 7:00 pm.