Westbrook posts another triple-double; Thunder beat Hawks 123-115
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Russell Westbrook had yet another triple-double and scored 17 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Atlanta Hawks 123-115 on Friday night.
It was Westbrook's seventh triple-double since the All-Star break, his ninth of the season and the 17th of his career. He had 10 rebounds and 14 assists while making all 17 of his free throws.
Dion Waiters matched a season high with 26 points, Anthony Morrow scored 12 of his 21 in the fourth quarter and Steven Adams had 12 points and 16 rebounds for Oklahoma City, which learned earlier Friday that reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant likely will miss the rest of the season with pain in his right foot.
Pero Antic scored a career-high 22 points and Dennis Schroder added 21 for the Eastern Conference-leading Hawks, who were blown out by Western Conference leader Golden State on Wednesday.