Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma was sold out once again as the #Oklahoma City Thunder hosted the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. 18 thousand fans came to see what would later turn out to be a historic night by OKC's point guard #Russell Westbrook. The home team was in a bit of a slump having lost their previous two games and they needed this one in order to progress in the Western Conference standings.
Quick start for the Thunder
OKC started off the game with only one thing on their mind - win.
They scored 28 points in the opening 12 minutes of the game as they led 28-20. By halftime, it was already clear that a blowout is on the way as the Thunder were leading by 24 points (63-29). The final score of the game was 110-79. It was a wire to wire victory for the Oklahoma City Thunder, their biggest lead was 39 points. The Thunder held Milwaukee to 20-or-fewer points in all four quarters. They played great defense, allowing only 79 points to the Bucks team that looks to make the playoffs this year in the East. Milwaukee shot just 35.8% from the field and was held to making only 3 three pointers. Michael Beasley scored 14 points for the Bucks in only 11 minutes of playing time.
Westbrook with yet another historic performance
Six players finished with double-digit points for the home side, Enes Kanter was the leading scorer with 17 points. Alex Abrines and Taj Gibson each had 12 points but the story of the night was Russell Westbrook again.
He finished the game with 12 points, 13 rebounds, and 13 assists in just 27 minutes of play. It was his 41st triple-double of the season and he is now tied with #Oscar Robertson for most triple-doubles in a single season. This was the 78th triple-double of his career and he is now tied with Wilt Chamberlain for fourth-most all time. He played all 77 games for the Thunder this season and is averaging 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists. With only five games remaining in the regular season, it is now more than obvious that he'll finish the season averaging a triple-double. That hasn't been done since the 1961-1962 season when Oscar Robertson did it.