The stage was set for Russell Westbrook to record history, to grab his 42nd triple-double of the season, which would leave him in sole possession of the season triple-double record. Westbrook ended up just one rebound short, but the Thunder’s 103-100 victory over the Grizzlies was, yet again, entirely spurred on by his heroics.
Westbrook scored 45, tallying 10 assists and nine rebounds, making a career high eight three-pointers. Westbrook missed just five from outside — an anomaly from him. He also notched five steals in the game.
A three-pointer with 14 seconds remaining put the Grizzlies away for good, who were playing without Mike Conley. The Thunder are now 3.5 games ahead of the Grizzlies and in sole possession of the sixth seed.
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Victor Oladipo scored 15, dishing out fives assists. Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott scored 10 apiece, pulling in five and seven rebounds, respectively.
Marc Gasol scored 23, tallying five assists and five boards. Zach Randolph scored 20, pulling down nine boards.
The Thunder improve to 45-33, while the Grizzlies fall to 42-37. Next up for Oklahoma City: they take on the Phoenix Suns tomorrow evening in at 9 P.M. CST.