Russell Westbrook is at it again. This time, he gets another triple-double which helped power the Thunder to a 93-75 win over the Miami Heat, as Westbrook had 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 17 assists in the Thunder’s 18-point victory today, in which the entire Thunder team shot a total percentage of 44.4% going 40-90 on filed goals.
Enes Kanter returned from a one game absence in a big way for Oklahoma City, as he recorded his 23rd double-double on the season, which was his 9th double-double as a member of the Thunder, with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Speaking of double-doubles, Steven Adams added 10 points and 12 rebounds for his 3rd straight double-double and his 8th on the season starting in place for Serge Ibaka. Mitch McGary filled in nicely with 14 points and 8 rebounds, and two other guards for the Thunder scored in double figures as Dion Waiters had 10 while Anthony Morrow had 12.
The entire Heat team seemed sluggish today, as Hassan Whiteside lead the way with 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Dwyane Wade’s streak of scoring 20 plus points is also over, as he only scored 12 points on 6-15 shooting from the field. Goran Dragic had 12 points, while grabbing 5 rebounds, and dishing out 3 assists. Micheal Beasley and Mario Chalmers also scored in double figures, as Beasley had 10 points and 3 rebounds, while Chalmers had 12 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 steals in the losing effort for the Heat.
The Thunder, (40-30), will stay home in Oklahoma City and welcome the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. The Heat, (32-37), will travel to Milwaukee to take on the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Tuesday, as the Heat will look to gain ground on the Bucks as the Heat are only 1.5 games behind the Bucks for the 6th seed in the Eastern Conference.
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