Video: Russell Westbrook ices game vs. Rockets with nasty left-handed dunk
Coming into the night, Oklahoma City was on a four game losing streak. After starting 6-1, the Thunder found themselves sitting at 6-5 and not feeling that great.
All of that changed tonight as they beat the Houston Rockets, 105-103.
It was not the prettiest offensive finish for Oklahoma City, but it got the job done. The Thunder were able to lock down the Rockets in the fourth quarter. When it mattered most, Russell Westbrook finished the job.
With 7.1 seconds left in the game, the Thunder were inbounding and rookie Alex Abrines was having trouble getting the ball in, until Westbrook came to the rescue. He fired around the Rockets’ defense and let his vicious play do the rest.
Russell Westbrook would finish the game with 30 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists. It was his eight 30-point game of the season.
Westbrook’s backcourt running mate, Victor Oladipo, had his best game as a Thunder. Oladipo went 12-of-18 from the field scoring 29 points. Going along with that, he had 10 rebounds and five assists.