He tossed an underhand pass to Andre Roberson on the break for his eighth assist. Kosta Koufas the seven-foot glass protector, had a mean hook shot all night long scoring 12 points.
San Antonio Spurs guard/forward Manu Ginobili (old) will get the night off for rest on Thursday as the Spurs travel to take on the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Westbrook scored 23 points, grabbing 13 rebounds and handing out 13 assists in the effort.
After losing four straight games Oklahoma City Thunder finally won a game.
That's pretty convincing and is a stark contrast, showing exactly how much the Thunder count on Westbrook to deliver on a nightly basis. He played two seasons of college basketball at San Diego State University before being selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers.
What better time to try fresh tactics?
According to the Guardian, Leonard now averages 26.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists. Over the next 27 minutes and 53 seconds, the Spurs outscored us 81-43. Popovich protected Dejounte Murray in the Westbrook match-up as best he could, letting other people guard the superduperstar, but even then the 20-year-old rookie was unable to provide much help offensively. They have recently lost their franchise player in DeMarcus Cousins and are now fully focused on rebuilding for the future, acquiring young talents in exchange.
The rest would go with 49-56 for the local team, which would maintain the tone in the second half.
Oladipo finished with 20 points, while Enes Kanter and McDermott scored 14 and 11, respectively, off the bench for the Thunder (36-29). Forward David Lee got the start in place of Aldridge and recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Oklahoma City led 82-71 at the end of the third quarter. It didn't carry the kind of emphatic MVP statement against fellow contender Kawhi Leonard, mainly because the Thunder outplayed the Spurs considerably and there wasn't an opportunity to have a moment in a close game. Leonard went back to the locker room and wasn't seen on the bench as the Spurs fell 102-92 on Thursday.
The Warriors are going to be without Kevin Durant, who is still recovering from an MCL sprain in his left knee.
Also, it appears that the two ace players are irresistible for too many voters.