After losing 7 of their last 9 the OKC Thunder got back into the win column last night, beating the Lakers 119-103...LA though was without six rotation players including LeBron James and Lonzo Ball...but no matter OKC has lost to shorthanded, bad teams lately so any win at this point is a good one. Russell Westbrook with another triple-double but this one was like no other he's ever had with 20 points, 20 rebounds and 21 assists...Russ joining Wilt Chamberlain as the only players with a 20-20-20 triple-double...after the game Westbrook spoke with TNT and dedicated his performance to the memory of murdered rap artist Nipsey Hustle...
Here are a couple of Westbrook plays from last night, with his parents watching from court side seats.
Here is the entire postgame interview between Russ and TNT's Jason Terry. He gets a bit more into his friendship with Nipsey Hustle.
The Thunder's five game homestand concludes Friday night against the Detroit Pistons...former OU star Blake Griffin, having a career year, is battling some injuries right now and may not be able to play on Friday night.