Westbrook Gets Another Triple-Double, Thunder Beat Lakers

Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder said he decided not to play for the US team at the Rio Olympics after talking with family membersRussell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball during the first half against the Golden State Warriors in game six of the Western …
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 33 points as part of another triple-double to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-96 on Sunday night to remain unbeaten.

Westbrook, coming off a 51-point triple-double against the Phoenix Suns on Friday, also had 16 assists and 12 rebounds against the Lakers. According to the Thunder, he joined Magic Johnson, Jerry Lucas and Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with two triple-doubles in the first three games of a season.

The Thunder have won 20 straight regular-season games when Westbrook registers a triple-double. He clinched this one, the 39th of his career, in the third quarter. He ended the game with season averages of 38.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 11.7 assists.

Victor Oladipo added 20 points for the Thunder.

D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle each scored 20 points for the Lakers.

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