West­brook scores 51 in triple dou­ble

Baltimore Sun - - WORLD SERIES - AP

Russell West­brook had 51 points and a triple-dou­ble and scored the win­ning points in host Oklahoma City’s 113-110 over­time vic­tory over the Suns on Fri­day night.

Ac­cord­ing to the Thun­der, it was the first 50-point triple dou­ble since Ka­reem Ab­dul-Jab­bar had one in 1975. West­brook fin­ished with 13 re­bounds and 10 as­sists and took a ca­reer-high 44 shots.

West­brook made a layup to put the Thun­der up a point with 7.6 sec­onds left. Phoenix’s Devin Booker missed a layup and West­brook was fouled. West­brook scored his 50th and 51st points at the foul line with 3.5 sec­onds re­main­ing. Booker missed a 3-pointer as time ex­pired.

West­brook, who was 17-for-44 from the field, scored 39 points in the sec­ond half and over­time. He has 38 ca­reer triple dou­bles.

The 76ers apol­o­gized for can­cel­ing the na­tional an­them per­for­mance of a singer wear­ing a “We Mat­ter” jersey. The team back­tracked from its orig­i­nal stance, when R&B singer Sevyn Streeter was told she could not per­form the an­them be­fore Wed­nes­day night’s game be­cause of the slo­gan. ... Kevin Gar­nett, a 15-time All-Star, will serve as a con­trib­u­tor to Turner Sports.

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