Westbrook’s Big Night Leads Thunder Past Pelicans
Russell Westbrook had his second straight 40-point scoring night, pouring in 43 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 110-103 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night, November 18 at Chesapeake Arena.
Westbrook scored 11 of the Thunder’s 12 points during a late stretch that sealed the win.
The Thunder took the lead for good early in the second quarter, building it to 14 at one point in the third quarter.
The Pelicans made a run to cut the OKC lead to three, but could not get closer.
Enes Kanter had a double-double, with 24 points and 14 rebounds to join Westbrook as the only other Thunder player in double figures.
OKC is still without Kevin Durant, who was out of uniform as he nurses his strained hamstring.
New Orleans had just nine healthy players, with Anthony Davis out with a shoulder injury and Omer Asik with a stomach ailment.
Former Thunder guard Ish Smith had 18 points for New Orleans, who also was without another former Thunder player, Kendrick Perkins, who has a torn pectoral muscle.
OKC ended a two-game losing streak to improve to 7-5 on the season.
The Pelicans dropped to 1-11.
The Thunder are home Friday night to host New York at 7:00 at Chesapeake Arena.