RUSSELL Westbrook capped his triple-double effort with a huge three-pointer in a decisive late-game run as the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to a 90-87 win over the undermanned San Antonio Spurs on Sunday (Monday, Manila time)
Westbrook finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, his seventh triple-double of the season, to lead the Thunder to their second straight win and stop San Antonio’s four-game streak. But it was a tough win for OKC against a San Antonio team who saw Kyle Anderson exit with a knee injury in the third quarter, joining sidelined stars LaMarcus Aldridge, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and Rudy Gay.
The Thunder blew a 12-point third quarter lead and trailed 79-78 early in the fourth, before Westbrook capped a 12-3 run with a big triple to take back the lead, 90-82, with over three minutes to play.
San Antonio, however, kept fighting after holding the home team scoreless the rest of the way but ran out of time to complete the comeback.
Steven Adams had a double-double for the Thunder (10-12) with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony and Paul George managed just 17 points combined.
Dejounte Murray led the Spurs (15-8) with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Davis Bertans scored 16 off the bench.