Westbrook makes history as Thunder top Grizzlies

Westbrook makes history as Thunder top Grizzlies

On Wednesday night, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was doing what he does every night, rebounding the hell out of the ball and throwing insane assists to his teammates.

But it was comforting to watch the last game and feel like, despite the record, there are some potentially useful pieces on this team to put around Gasol and Conley.

Willie Cauley-Stein led Sacramento with 25 points and 10 rebounds.

Westbrook entered the night needing 16 rebounds to clinch the triple-double average.

Dillon Brooks scored a career-high 36 points for Memphis.

George made his first 7 3-pointers and finished 8-for-14 from beyond the arc.

Westbrook had one of the most unique first halves of his career to help the Thunder take a 20-point lead.

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Oklahoma City needs Portland to beat Utah on Wednesday, coupled with a win over the Grizzlies, to earn home-court advantage in the first round.

The reigning most valuable player (MVP) notably became the first player to average a triple-double last season since Oscar Robertson accomplished the feat in the 1961-1962 season, as he averaged 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds and 10.1 assists per game.

Grizzlies end the year with a record of 22-60.

Mind you, this is the same guy who had a commercial dancing to a song with the lyrics, "Now I do what I want," repeatedly-if that doesn't tell you that Westbrook's gonna Westbrook, nothing will. Bringing in George, one of the top players in the league, took the Thunder from 47 wins all the way up to 48 wins.

The moment came when he nabbed his 16th rebound of the game in the third quarter. It just so happened that they played well as well. The adrenaline was so high.

Next up is exit meetings Thursday, then the NBA Draft Lottery in May.

"It's wonderful just how great this community is, and just the love that they have for one of the best human beings that I have been around so far", George added. "He showed me the ropes..." "I have unbelievable teammates that allow me to do what I do each and every single night. I appreciate everything he's done for me". However, the Thunder have looked great in their last two games resulting in wins over the Rockets and the Heat.

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