Russell Westbrook

Result: Bucks sweep aside Pistons in playoffs opener

The ‘Greek Freak’ scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in 23 minutes. Top seeds the Milwaukee Bucks opened their play-off campaign in style with a 121-86 thrashing of the Detroit Pistons. Giannis Antetokounmpo posted an impressive 24 points and 17 rebounds in just 23 minutes to help them take a 1-0 series lead. The Bucks were 20 points ahead by the end of the first quarter and led by as many as 41 points late in the third. MVP numbers in just 23 minutes. #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/q1O3b9aqC6 โ€” Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) April 15, 2019 The Houston Rockets also took control in their play-off opener against the Utah Jazz, securing a 122-90 victory. James Harden finished with 29 points and 10 assists and was just two rebounds away from a triple-double. Houston held the Jazz to ...

Result: DeMarcus Cousins shines as Golden State Warriors hold on for victory

DeMarcus Cousins produced a stellar performance as the Golden State Warriors edged out the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center. The 28-year-old posted season-highs in points (27) and assists (seven) in addition to eight rebounds as the Warriors narrowly won 106-104, ending the Rocketsโ€™ nine-match winning streak. The visitors were without injured All-Star Kevin Durant due to an ankle injury, but Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson led Golden State into a 14-point fourth-quarter lead thanks to their 24 and 30-point displays respectively. ๐Ÿ‘ป @boogiecousins fills up the stat sheet with a season-high 27 PTS, 8 REB, 7 AST in the @warriors road W! #DubNation pic.twitter.com/QWXttgFGtc โ€” NBA (@NBA) March 14, 2019 Houston managed to reduce the gap to 104-103 when Chris Paul hit a three-pointer with jus...

Result: Russell Westbrook sets NBA triple-double record

Russell Westbrook set an NBA record with his 10th straight triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder routed the Portland Trail Blazers 120-111. The Thunder star recorded 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to break a tie with Wilt Chamberlain for most consecutive triple-doubles. Paul George also scored a triple-double for Oklahoma with 47 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. ๐Ÿ”Š Loud City gets louder as Russ passes Wilt. #TripleDoubleKing ๐Ÿ‘‘ pic.twitter.com/8LLCDw3F9O โ€” OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 12, 2019 There was less success for the New York Knicks, who sank to a franchise-record 17th straight loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite rallying from a 17-point deficit and getting to within a single point of the Cavs with less than a minute to play, the Knicks fell 107-104 at Q...

Result: Russell Westbrook records ninth consecutive triple-double in Oklahoma City Thunder win

Russell Westbrook tied an NBA record as his Oklahoma City Thunder side recorded their biggest comeback victory to down the Houston Rockets 117-112. The point guard finished with 21 points, 11 assists and 12 rebounds to claim his ninth triple-double in a row and tie Wilt Chamberlainโ€™s 1968 scoring streak. Largest comeback victory in Thunder history. Big time defense and a huge rally erase a 26 point deficit. #ThunderUp pic.twitter.com/ipzXRzYoLt โ€” OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) February 10, 2019 On a night of achievements, James Harden top-scored with 42 points โ€“ to extend his 30-point streak to 29 games and clinch his 21st game of the season with at least 40 points. Paul George scored 45 points for the Thunder as the Rockets blew a 26-point lead to trail by five in the fourth quarter and hand O...

Result: Last-gasp Rajon Rondo two-pointer lifts Lakers to victory at former team Celtics

Rajon Rondo clinched the match-winner against the franchise he spent eight years with. The Los Angeles Lakers edged the Boston Celtics 129-128 thanks to a last-gasp 20ft jumper at TD Garden. Rajon Rondo clinched the game-winning buzzer beater โ€“ the first of his career โ€“ and finished with 17 points and 10 assists. How sweet it is. #LakeShow pic.twitter.com/o3hS88zjYn โ€” Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 8, 2019 LeBron James top-scored with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists as the Lakers put the 42-point loss to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday behind them. The Pacers, however, remained in good form, overcoming the Los Angeles Clippers 116-92. A big night from Bogey and a #PacersWin! Bogdanovic: 29p/7rTurner: 17p/3aCollison: 14p/5aYoung: 15p/5r pic.twitter.com/TRoqJY6rQ2 โ€” Indiana Pacers...

Result: Harden’s 30-point performance in vain as Denver Nuggets beat Houston Rockets

There were also wins for the Thunder and Celtics. James Harden scored 30 or more points for the 25th straight game โ€“ but his Houston Rockets side were downed by the Denver Nuggets 136-122. A late three-point shot saw Harden pass the milestone at which point the game was already beyond doubt with Nikola Jokic scoring 31 points and Malik Beasley 35. The Nuggets sit on top of the Northwest Division and extended their purple patch to five games, while Houston have now lost two on the trot. Back in first place! #MileHighBasketball pic.twitter.com/FdO3MSzaSD โ€” Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) February 2, 2019 Russell Westbrook got his fifth-straight triple-double โ€“ finishing with 14 points, 12 rebounds and 14 assists โ€“ as the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame the Miami Heat 118-102. The Thunder are now un...

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