Westbrook drops 37 points to lead streaking Thunder past 76ers

by Olga Hunt January 29, 2018, 9:02
Westbrook drops 37 points to lead streaking Thunder past 76ers

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots as Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.

Less than two hours earlier, the Thunder was throttling the Pistons en route to its seventh consecutive win. His left leg seemed to give way as he was beginning to jump for an alley-oop, and he landed on his tailbone or lower back.

Roberson reportedly ruptured his patellar tendon on the play.

The Thunder players seemed to immediately know the severity of the injury. "The idea is to get Ish back into that second unit with guys who run a little bit more and try to balance our shooting and our speed". Roberson was arguably having an even better season than his NBA All-Defensive team campaign from a year ago.

Hamilton drained five 3-pointers in the first half to help Prairie View build a 42-28 lead at the break. I mean this is my home, so I guess it's time for him to go home.

The Thunder and Sixers unfortunately don't play again during the regular season, but there's always a chance that Westbrook and Embiid continue their trash-talking ways into the All-Star Game, where they'll face off on opposite squads.

It has been almost 10 years since the Sixers beat the Thunder, and they will have to wait until next season to try to break that skid.

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"He's certainly a huge loss", Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.

Could the Thunder deal for a replacement?

Anthony entered Saturday against the Pistons needing 17 points to reach 25,000. Russel Westbrook led the way with a season-high 46 points on 19 of 29 shooting, Paul George added 18 points on six of 19 shooting while Carmelo Anthony chipped in with 13 points and eight rebounds. But the questions about George's ascension were secondary.

The Pistons looked a lot tougher when they defeated the Thunder 99-98 on the road November 24.

The Thunder rank third in points off turnovers allowed per game (14.2) while the 76ers rank last (19.5).

"That's a hard situation to kind of be up close and personal with that", Anthony said. "That's a tough moment, to see that, to be around that".

Westbrook tried to take a charge, but instead got thrown to the ground on the receiving end of a massive poster dunk.

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