Classic Game Reviews: Russell Westbrook 50 Point Triple Double Vs Nuggets.


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.

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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.

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