Russell Westbrook hung 30 points, nine assists and seven rebounds on the visiting Houston Rockets.
(Oh, and for good measure, Russ also threw down perhaps the dunk of the season to date, sealing the OKC Thunder’s dramatic 105-103 victory Wednesday night.)
Victor Oladipo added season highs of 29 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder.
Per the AP:
Westbrook said (Clint) Capela’s reputation — he had already blocked three shots on the night and ranks among the league’s leaders — didn’t deter him. […] “It don’t matter, man,” Westbrook said. “Game on the line. If you get blocked, or you make a dunk — it’s one or the other. Fortunately, it went in and it closed the game for us.”
“Just happy it’s not me,” Steven Adams said. “That’s pretty much like the only thing is ‘Thank goodness he’s on my team.’ That was crazy. Honestly, he did a good job, Capela. Nice little bit of defense, honestly. Verticality, avoided the foul, and obviously, he’s (Westbrook) just a really athletic dude. Just caught him.”
James Harden, the league’s assist leader and No. 4 scorer heading into the night, finished with 13 points, 13 assists and seven rebounds. He made just 4 of 16 shots while being harassed by Andre Roberson.