Russell Westbrook notched his 81st career triple-double on Wednesday night as he carried his Oklahoma City Thunder to a 114-96 win over the Indiana Pacers. Rusty’s new teammate Paul George had a very quiet night against his old team, surprisingly fouling out with only 10 points in 19 minutes.
This contest was all about Westbrook though as he carved through the Pacers like a sharp knife through a 14 hour slow-cooked brisket… which does distract me somewhat. I’m thinking some smoked beef ribs this weekend would be magnificent.
Back to the hoops though…
Russell finished with the following stat line:
- 28 points
- 10 rebounds
- 16 assists
- 3 steals
- 10/18 from the field
In a word – electric.
Westbrook has started this campaign playing a little differently compared to the style we saw him adopt last season, which makes sense considering the new teammates he has on his side. This game definitely had more of a 2016 MVP Westbrook flavor and it came about exactly when the Thunder needed it.
Viva la 2016 Rusty!