Westbrook, Earl marry
Westbrook marries Earl, in Beverly Hills. The bride wears two dresses, the first by Vera Wang and the second by Monique Lhullier. Westbrook wears a Tom Ford tuxedo. The pair have their first dance to Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo’s Nothing Even Matters. Guests include Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka, James Harden, and Khloe Kardashian.
Rockets 115-112 Thunder
The Rockets win 115-112. Harden scores 41 points. Westbrook scores a triple-double (40 points, 13assists, 11rebounds), Kanter scores a double-double (21 points and 17 rebounds) for the Thunder. Harden:
That’s my job, It’s what I do. I go out there and I take the big shots. My teammates did a great job the entire game of making shots, getting to the rim, just being in attack mode, being aggressive. In the fourth quarter, then, I’ve got to make shots.
On the team’s performance:
Guys are locked in, They’re focused on what we need to do to win, no matter who gets the credit, no matter who gets the glory.
The shots that he made were tough shots – step a guy back. But he’s been doing it all year. He works hard on those shots, and he makes them.
It just says that we at least have some fight in us, Unfortunately it wasn’t enough.
Mavericks 135-131 Thunders
The Mavericks wbeat Thunder 135-131. Ellis scores 26 points, Chandler scores a double-double (14points,10 rebounds), Rondo scores 10 points and 10 assists. Westbrook scores a triple-double (31 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists), Kanter scores a double-double (30 points and 16 rebounds) for the Thunder. Coach Carlisle:
It was a great basketball game. Every once in a while, you stand over there and you say, ‘This is an unbelievable game to be a part of,’ and it was. The extreme momentum swings back and forth – the shot making was breathtaking.
I think we just got beat on a lot of pick-and-rolls, and I think we just have to work on it.
Being patient and staying aggressive and just trying to make some big plays down the stretch for our team. We all know how important this game was. We needed this win in a bad way.
Thunder 109-97 Suns
The Thunder wins 109-97 over the Suns. Russell Westbrook scores 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Steve Adams scores 13 points and 16 rebounds. Markieff Morris scores 24 points, T.J. Warren scores 18 points for the Suns. Coach Hornacheck:
I told the guys, this is mathematically not over.
It was a huge game, and we played with a playoff mindset.
This is a tough blow.
What changed was we went out there and played a scrappy brand of basketball.
Thunder 127 -117 Lakers
Thunder wins 127-117 against the Lakers. Westbrook has a double-double (27 points, 11 assists).
We did a good job of just staying in attack mode and finishing well in the paint
36 points against Bulls
Westbrook talks about the game against the Chicago Bulls. Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, including one to Morrow for a 3-pointer in the final minute, helping the Thunder hold off Bulls 109-100.
We did a good job of learning from our mistakes. The first time we played them, I had a chance to hit Serge [Ibaka] on a kickback [when] two guys was on me. Tonight, same situation — two guys on me. I kicked to A-Mo and trusted my teammate and he knocked it down, so it was good.
11th career triple-double
Westbrook leads the OKC Thunder to a 105-92 win over the Pacers. The victory comes with Westbrook’s 3rd triple-double this season, scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists with 2:40 remaining in the third quarter. This makes Westbrook’s 11th career triple-double and OKC’s seventh straight win. OKC coach, Scott Brooks:
He just continues to stack games up on top of one another. He’s played well. He’s doing a great job of leading us, leading the new guys and leading the group. Making it all come together.