OKLAHOMA CITY – The most memorable moment from the Oklahoma City Thunder’s 119-100 win over the Toronto Raptors Monday night has to be when Russell Westbrook backed his own missed free throw.
The Thunder led almost the entire game, taking charge with an 11-0 run early in the second quarter after the Raptors had taken a 31-30 lead.
OKC led by 13 at halftime, 61-48, then took control in the third quarter to build a 25-point lead after three quarters, 97-72.
Kevin Durant led all scorers with 34 points, hitting three 3-pointers, and added 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
Russell Westbrook had his 16th triple-double of the season and his seventh in the month of March, with 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists.
Westbrook is just the second player in the last 40 seasons to have at least seven triple-doubles in one month.
During the fourth quarter, Westbrook backed his own missed free throw, proving once again that he is one of the best in the NBA.
The Thunder made 48 percent of their shots and were 11 of 26 from three-point range.
They outrebounded Toronto 53-40.
The Thunder have won eight straight games, and improved to 52-22 on the season.
OKC continues their brief road trip when they play at Detroit on Tuesday night, March 29, at 6:30.