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Thunder Defeat Pelicans on the Back of Westbrook’s 29th Triple-Double

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Thunder Defeat Pelicans on the Back of Westbrook’s 29th Triple-Double

Russell Westbrook completely took over the fourth quarter, scoring 21 points in the final frame of Oklahoma City’s 118-110 victory over New Orleans

Westbrook scored 41 points overall in the game, adding 11 rebounds and assists apiece in his 66th career triple-double.

“Throughout games, I’ve got to find a better way to pick my spots,” Westbrook said. “Tonight was the fourth quarter. Some nights it may be early, some nights it may be late.”

Westbrook’s 21 points in the fourth quarter was a career best for him.

Catch the full highlights below. Westbrook’s 21 point fourth quarter begins around the six minute mark:

The newly-reconstituted Pelicans continue to struggle after their blockbuster trade to acquire DeMarcus Cousins, losing their third straight game. Although Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins combined for 69 points, 17 rebounds, and seven assists, the rest of the Pelicans couldn’t muster much offense. E’twaun Moore was the only other Pelican in double digit scoring with 10 points.

Enes Kanter found his touch in his second game back from arm surgery, scoring 20 points and adding nine rebounds. Steven Adams contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds. Alex Abrines scored 13, netting three three-pointers.

The Thunder improve to 34-25, while the Pelicans fall to 23-37. The Thunder take on the Jazz tomorrow night at 7 P.M. in Oklahoma City.

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