George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies

George, Westbrook lead Thunder past Grizzlies

The Thunder star entered Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Memphis Grizzlies needing 16 rebounds to become the first player to average a triple-double in multiple seasons.

That's the tally he needed to secure his second straight season with an average of a triple double, something that's never been done in the National Basketball Association.

Russell Westbrook made National Basketball Association history on Wednesday, becoming the first player to average a triple-double in multiple seasons. Although James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and others have received most of the attention regarding this year's MVP award, Westbrook's numbers have been awesome yet again.

Westbrook put up 26 triple-doubles this season, still enough to easily lead the National Basketball Association but notably fewer than past year, and his per-game marks were lower, as well, at 25.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 10.3 assists.

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Fans gasped when George missed a 3-point jumper in the third quarter, only his second miss on 13 attempts.

The simplest explanation is often the best one, and in this case, when Westbrook did it last season, he became only the second National Basketball Association player ever to do so and the first in a whopping 55 years.

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 Thunder said Brewer suffered a knee sprain and will be re-evaluated Thursday.

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Westbrook had one of the most unusual first halves of his career to help the Thunder take a 20-point lead. 40 points for PG, including 8-14 from downtown. You get numbers on a bad team or in a blowout game or whatever it is, but he shows the consistency every single night, going out and performing at a high level. Three quick stops on the other end, and the Thunder had sealed its 48th win of the year.

But, when you make a cotton reference about a black's not usually well received. I don't think nobody thinks twice about that. I guess we'll just have to wait and find out. 36 points and 7 rebounds for the former Oregon Duck.

The Heat are 2-1 against the Celtics this season, 1-2 against the Cavaliers, 2-2 against the 76ers and 1-1 against the Raptors, and Miami players feel like they will have a legitimate chance against any opponent. Honestly, I don't know kind of what you go off of, because MVP's kind of been picked differently every year. The next meaningful date is May 15, night of the Draft Lottery, and then on June 21 the 2018 NBA Draft.

"It's tough, but we're in a great part of the season right now", George said.

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