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    Westbrook scores 15 straight points to finish off Grizzlies in another triple-double outing for Thunder

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    Feb 4, 2017
    Russell Westbrook scored 15 straight points in the final three minutes. AP

    RUSSELL Westbrook capped another triple-double performance with a scorching scoring run down the stretch to help Oklahoma City Thunder pull away late against the Memphis Grizzlies, 114-102, and snap out of a three-game slide on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).

    Westbrook had his 25th triple-double of the season with 38 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists and scored 15 straight points in a 21-4 closing run to complete the Thunder’s fourth-quarter comeback.

    Both teams engaged in a tight battle early until the Thunder got going in the second quarter and brought a 58-48 lead at the half. But the Grizzlies went on a 18-6 run bridging the third and fourth periods to take a 91-85 advantage with more than eight minutes to play.

    OKC still trailed 98-93 after a Marc Gasol jumper at the 4:39 mark before the Thunder went on the pivotal run starting with back-to-back triples from Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow. Zach Randolph scored Memphis’ final basket with 2:50 left before Westbrook went on to drop 15 unanswered points to seal the win.

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    Steven Adams and Lauvergne each scored 16 while Morrow added 15 off the bench to help the Thunder improve their record to 29-22.

    Gasol led Memphis (30-22) with 31 points and eight assists. Mike Conley had 18 markers, while Randolph finished with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.

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    Russell Westbrook scored 15 straight points in the final three minutes. AP
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