Westbrook produced 18 points (6-6 FG, 6-6 FT), 14 assists, 11 rebounds and two blocks across 28 minutes during a 122-97 win over the 76ers on Wednesday. Westbrook, who had been averaging 23.8 field goal attempts per game on the season, took a major step back offensively Wednesday, as he went perfect from the field in taking a season-low six attempts from the floor. He was also able to secure a triple-double after missing out in the previous two games. It is unlikely that he will continue to be so passive on the offensive end, but he may take a small step back to finish the season to conserve a little energy with the playoffs looming.
Coach Billy Donovan said that Westbrook, who sustained a blister in Monday's loss to the Warriors, isn't in any danger of missing Wednesday's game against the 76ers, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports. Westbrook suffered through one of his worst performances of the season Monday, providing only 15 points (4-16 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 6-7 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 27 minutes. He suffered a floor burn on his right hand when he slid across the court upon being fouled by the Warriors' Draymond Green in the third quarter, but was able to play through the injury, which eventually turned into a blister. After receiving treatment after the game, Westbrook was able to partake in the team's non-contact practice Tuesday, though Donovan said the point guard wouldn't have been involved if there was contact. In any case, Westbrook shouldn't face any limitations heading into Wednesday, and he may be in store for a bounce-back performance as he takes on one of the league's worst defensive teams.
Westbrook finished with 15 points (4-16 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 6-7 FG), eight rebounds, seven assists and two steals across 27 minutes during Monday's 111-95 loss to the Warriors. Westbrook missed his first seven shots of the contest, waiting until the 7:28 mark of the second quarter to score his first points, and his struggles contributed to a 20-point deficit at halftime. He was also visibly frustrated at times and was involved in a skirmish on a jump ball that resulted in technicals for him and teammate Semaj Christon, as well as Draymond Green and Stephen Curry of the Warriors. The do-everything point guard is still averaging a triple-double for the season, but he's failed to achieve the statistical feat in all but one of his four of his matchups with the Warriors, all of which have been losses.
Westbrook scored 24 points (8-17 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and added 16 assists, 10 rebounds and one steal in 28 minutes during Thursday's 123-102 win over the Raptors. In addition to the incredible numbers, Westbrook threw a cross-court pass between a defender's legs in transition. This was his fourth straight triple-double, and the Thunder have won all four of games. The Thunder are 28-6 when Westbrook triple-doubles this season.
Westbrook scored 25 points (6-18 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 11-13 FT) while adding 19 assists, 12 rebounds, two steals and a block in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 122-104 win over the Nets. The Brooklyn crowd showered Westbrook with MVP chants after he grabbed his 10th board to complete the triple-double, although to be fair to them, the hometown squad hasn't given them much to cheer for this season. The 28-year-old is gearing back up for the stretch run, posting triple-doubles in three straight games to give him an incredible 33 on the season (and 70 for his career).
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