On April 9th 2017, the Oklahoma City Thunder were in Denver to play the Denver Nuggets.
This game is memorable for many reasons, such as a 50 point triple double by Russell Westbrook, Westbrook’s game winning 3, the Thunder eliminating the Nuggets from clinching a playoff spot and Westbrook breaking the record for most triple doubles in a single season with his 42nd of the season.
Taj Gibson was starting for OKC and played 18 minutes, he shot 3-9 from the field and scored 8 points. He also grabbed 3 rebounds. Jerami Grant played 22 minutes coming off the bench and shot 1-2 from the field, he grabbed 1 rebound, stole the ball once and got 1 block. He scored 2 points. Enes Kanter also came off the bench for the Thunder, he played 17 minutes and made 6 of his 13 shots from the field. He grabbed 8 rebounds, got 1 assist and scored 15 points.
Russell Westbrook shot 17-32 from the field, including 5-12 from behind the arc. He dished out 10 assists, grabbed 16 boards and scored 50 to finish with a triple double in 37 minutes of game time.
Danilo Gallinari led the Nuggets in this game, scoring 12 out of 20 attempts from the field, he also shot 4-9 from beyond the arc and 6-6 from the free throw line. He grabbed 10 boards, dished out 3 assists and scored a team high 34 points. Nikola Jokic played 31 minutes and shot 8-16 from the field and 1-5 from 3. He also made 6-6 at the line. He grabbed 6 boards and scored 23 points.
In the end, it was the Thunder who came out with the win after Russell Westbrook hit a buzzer-beating, game winning 3-pointer. The final score was 106-105 to OKC.