Published: Fri, April 14, 2017
Sports | By Grace Becker

Thunder star Russell Westbrook resting against Timberwolves

Thunder star Russell Westbrook resting against Timberwolves

With fans in Denver cheering him on, he gained the needed 10th assist with 4:17 remaining in the fourth quarter.

ABOUT THE THUNDER (45-34): Westbrook will try for the triple-double record against a Denver team he has dominated this season with averages of 34 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists in two meetings, but he contends it is not a priority. People always refer to 1961-62, the season in which the "Big O" averaged a triple-double, as the standard. After an empty Nuggets possession, Westbrook won the game with a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Westbrook has recorded 42 triple-doubles this season. Fellow guard Victor Oladipo is averaging 10 points - more than six below his season average - while shooting 11-for-30 in his last three games. Whether Westbrook wants to admit it or not, the Suns' accusations that he was hunting assists in the fourth quarter in pursuit of a triple-double were accurate.

Colts agree to terms with defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins
According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post , the Giants had offered Hankins a four-year deal for $28 million. He started all 16 games previous year for the Giants, notching 43 tackles, three sacks, and a forced fumble.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland Trail Blazers clinched the final playoff spot in the Western Conference on Sunday when Denver lost to Oklahoma City 106-105.

- Westbrook scored 57 points while setting a triple-double in a win over the Orlando Magic in March.

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and Indiana Pacers forward Paul George were named the NBA Players of the Week for games on April 2-9. Sure, Harden has more wins, but his supporting cast is exponentially better than the team Westbrook has dragged into the post-season.

Army ammunition plant explodes, leaving at least one person dead
According to the Kansas City Star , previous explosions in December 1990 and March 1981 killed and injured workers at Lake City. Army. "My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by today's tragedy at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant".

This was the first game-winning buzzer-beater of Westbrook's career, but he leads the league with four go-ahead field goals in the final 10 seconds of games this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.

- After Westbrook, the next three players on the list for most triple-doubles this season are James Harden (21), LeBron James (13) and Nikola Jokic (6).

If you placed Harden on the Thunder and Westbrook on the Rockets I am telling you right now the Rockets would have more wins than they do and the Thunder would have less. "I'm so thankful to be doing the things I'm doing", he said.

Pandya, Rana power MI to four-wicket victory against Sunrisers
With both the teams evenly poised, it will be interesting to see which team eats up on the other in today's match at the IPL 2017. Bangladesh speedster Mustafizur Rahman has been named in the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad to play Mumbai Indians on Wednesday.

The shot was one of Westbrook's five makes from behind the 3-point line. OKC locked up the sixth seed in the conference and will meet Houston in the first round of the playoffs.

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