OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Russell Westbrook had his seventh triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 90-87 on Sunday night.
Westbrook had 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Thunder, who won their second straight.
Steven Adams added 19 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which won even though No. 2 scorer Paul George had just eight points on 2-for-17 shooting.
Dejounte Murray had 17 points and Derrick White added 16 for San Antonio. With a chance to tie it at the end, Brandon Paul missed a 3-pointer and the Thunder rebounded.
Spurs starters LaMarcus Aldridge and Tony Parker sat out. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said Aldridge rested with a minor knee issue and Parker was ”dinged-up.” The Spurs still are waiting for forward Kawhi Leonard’s right quadriceps injury to heal.
San Antonio’s Kyle Anderson sprained his left knee with a minute remaining in the third quarter and did not return.
Jerami Grant’s 3-pointer as time expired in the first half gave the Thunder a 54-43 advantage. Adams had 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting and Oklahoma City led even though George went scoreless and Carmelo Anthony managed just three points.
San Antonio rallied in the third quarter and cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 76-73 at the
Article source: https://www.foxsports.com/nba/story/westbrook-s-triple-double-leads-thunder-past-depleted-spurs-120317
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