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Russell Westbrook’s Triple-Double Performance Helps Thunder Defeat Kings

by | Posted on: December 7th, 2015 | No Comments | News, NBA

Russell Westbrook got his 3rd triple-double of the year having 19 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds along with the Thunder collected its fourth straight home match.

Since the franchise transferred to Oklahoma City, it’s 14-0 versus the Kings in Chesapeake Energy Arena and also 23-4 in general.

Even if he is having a difficult game, Kevin Durant is Oklahoma City’s go-to-player in tight scenarios. Durant emerged through on Sunday night up against the Sacramento Kings.

Durantulla made ten turnovers, however he struck the go-ahead jumper with twenty-three seconds remaining and a couple of free throws with 4.4 seconds remaining in order to cap a 20-point, nine-rebound outing for the Thunder a 98-95 triumph over the Kings.

Oklahoma City trailed 95-94 just before Durant swished a 15-footer. On the opposite end, the Thunder‘s Steven Adams pressured Rudy Gay towards a turnover with 5.3 seconds remaining. Durant followed with his free throws to set the Thunder up by three, plus Marco Belinelli air-balled a 3-point effort at the buzzer for Sacramento.

“I’ve been trusted my whole career, taking those shots,” he said. “I’ve failed plenty and plenty of times I’ve made shots as well. I just try to stay focused and stay disciplined in what I do and they went down for me.” – Kevin Durant

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