Thunder Roll Past Dallas On Brodie’s B-Day
On Russell Westbrook’s 29th birthday, the Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Dallas Mavericks, this was the fourth time in Westbrook’s career that he would be playing a game on his special day.
The Thunder were without Carmelo Anthony (back soreness) and Steven Adams (calf contusion), and went with Jerami Grant and Dakari Johnson in the starting lineup.
In the first quarter, the birthday Brodie led his team with 6 pts (1-6 shooting) and OKC trailed Dallas 20-18.
Oklahoma City jumped out to lead in the second quarter and although they were up on the Mavericks by as many as eight points, the Thunder were up 44-42 at half.
Russell Westbrook changed his shoes at halftime, and something clicked. Russ and Paul George both had 16 points in the third quarter.
OKC scored 39 points in the third, which was the most the team has scored in a single quarter all season long. The Thunder took a commanding 83-67 lead heading into the final period.
Paul George dropped 37 points and Oklahoma City rolled on I-35 foes with a final score of 112-99.
Westbrook finished with 27 points, six rebound, and five assists.
The Thunder ride a two game win streak into Wednesday’s game with the Chicago Bulls.