Westbrook's triple-double lifts Thunder past Pelicans
LOS ANGELES, USA – Russell Westbrook scored his NBA-leading 15th triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the shorthanded New Orleans Pelicans, 122-116, in the NBA on Thursday, January 24 (Friday, January 25, Manila time).
Westbrook finished with 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists for the 119th triple-double of his career. The Thunder improved to 10-5 this season when he gets a triple double.
Paul George had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and Steven Adams added 20 points and 13 rebounds for Oklahoma City, who won their fourth straight.
Jrue Holiday scored 22 points and Darius Miller matched a career high with 21 for New Orleans, which has lost 4 of 5.
The Pelicans were missing center Anthony Davis and Nikola Mirotic. Davis missed his third consecutive game with a sprained finger and Mirotic will be out at least a week with a right calf strain. – Rappler.com