Thunder broadcaster apologizes for offensive remark about Westbrook
13 April, 2018, 02:07 | Author: Hannah Francis
The Thunder's Russell Westbrook reached his second-straight season averaging a triple-double Wednesday night against the Grizzlies. Westbrook is the first player in National Basketball Association history to have averaged a triple-double in consecutive seasons. But for many of us, it marks only the second time in our lifetimes that we've seen the accomplishment which was last achieved by Oscar Robertson in 1961-62 before last season.
The moment drew a standing ovation from the home crown in Oklahoma City.
Westbrook has grabbed 18 of the Thunder's 33 rebounds during the game.
The Memphis Grizzlies will be hoping to cap off a forgettable season with a win but they've now lost five of their last six games after falling to the Timberwolves in a 113-94 road loss on Monday.
OKC won just one more game than a year ago, although it moved up to the fourth seed in the West playoffs.
The game pressure was on, and the Thunder got three consecutive three-pointers to start the final frame to push the lead back out to 15.
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"I'm very, very blessed to go out and play every single night", Westbrook said in a postgame interview with Fox Sports Oklahoma.
Grizzlies end the year with a record of 22-60. George scored 26 points on 9-of-10 shooting, including 5 of 5 3-pointers in the first half to help Oklahoma City score a season-high 77 points in the first half. Now Westbrook has become the first player to do so since ... a year ago. I thought we played phenomenal tonight. I guess we'll just have to wait and find out.
"Just seeing what he has brought to this team and this organization, being one of the true pioneers of the game when it comes to Oklahoma City", began Carmelo Anthony, whose history dates back to the 2003 Final Four and NBA Draft.
As Westbrook's motto says, "Why Not?" However, the Thunder have looked great in their last two games resulting in wins over the Rockets and the Heat. It's disrespectful to say those guys are tanking and trying to lose because those guys that are on the floor every night have something to prove, whether it's here, whether it's somewhere else.
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