Thanks to Russell Westbrook’s insane triple-double and Kevin Durant’s heroics, the OKC Thunder hung on for a thrilling 117-114 win Wednesday night against the visiting Orlando Magic.
Russ only needed three quarters to get his third consecutive riple-dip.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) February 4, 2016
Russell Westbrook's night. 24 points, 19 rebounds, 14 assists. First to do it since Larry Bird 34 years ago. pic.twitter.com/HDTIviTRJC
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 4, 2016
OKC has won five in a row.
Per the AP:
Durant’s buzzer-beater capped his 37-point outing for Oklahoma City, which has won five straight and 12 of its last 13. Durant extended his streak of games with 20 or more points to 36, the longest run in the NBA. […] Oklahoma City’s other superstar, Russell Westbrook, posted his third straight triple-double with 24 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and 14 assists. He has eight triple-doubles this season, five coming in the last 11 games. It was the 27th triple-double of his career, moving him into a tie with Rajon Rondo for second place among active players, behind only LeBron James with 39.
“When you have the two players (Donovan) has, you don’t need a timeout,” Orlando coach Scott Skiles said. “Just give them the ball and get out of the way.”
Victor Oladipo scored 37 points — just one off his career high — to lead Orlando, which has lost 14 of its last 16 games. The Magic have dropped nine of their last 10against Oklahoma City, including a double-overtime thriller in Orlando on Oct. 30, in which they blew an 18-point fourth-quarter lead.