The Oklahoma City Thunder (43-29) led by their horse Russell Westbrook pick up a huge win on the road against the first place in the Eastern Conference Toronto Raptors. They defeated the Raptors 132-125. This is the Thunder sixth straight win. They are currently fourth in the Western Conference standings. The Raptors were 29-5 at home before this loss.
The Thunder’s Russell Westbrook recorded his fifth straight triple-double. He had game highs in all three major categories scoring 37 points, and adding 14 assist and 13 rebounds. He has been averaging 24.6 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 11.6 assist over his past five games.
All five starters were in double figures scoring for the Thunder. Steven Adams scored 25 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. All-Star Paul George contributed 22 points (10-12 FT).
The Raptors (52-18) are currently five full games ahead of the Boston Celtics for the top seed in the East, so this loss doesn’t change the landscape of the playoff picture.
They were led by their All-Star Demar DeRozan who scored 24 points and had 5 assist. Kyle Lowry had 22 points to go along with his 10 assist.
A positive note for the Raptors is their bench outscored the Thunders bench 57-23. So it took a herculean effort from Westbrook to have the Thunder leave the Air Canada Centre with a win.
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