OKC Takes Game 3; Westbrook Adds Triple-Double

Oklahoma City Thunder set the tone early finishing with a 115-113 game three win. Russell Westbrook added another triple-double to his career: 32 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists. James Harden scored 44 points for the Rockets, but missed the game winning three for the possible win. Lou Williams scored 22 points as Ryan Anderson added 18 points for Houston.

The criticism  Westbrook received from last game of shooting too much, he must’ve took to heart. Other Thunder teammates took in the scoring and stepped up shooting 55 percent from the field. Taj Gibson scored 20 points while Andre Roberson and Victor Oladipo added 12 points a piece.

HOW IT HAPPENED

OKC started off with an 11-2 run off a dunk from Taj Gibson.

Thunder kept it up even having the lead at halftime, 65-58. Harden managed to get his team within single-digits with a nothing but net three. After three quarters, it was the MVP candidates scoring showdown. Westbrook had 23 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Harden was at 31 points, five rebounds and six assists. OKC was playing like they didn’t want to be down 0-3 in the series.

The second half was even throughout as Houston pushed through to come back only down three with 3:35 remaining in the 4th quarter. Harden was fouled by Oladipo with 8.8 seconds remaining making two of the free throws cutting the lead to one. One free throw made from Westbrook gave OKC the 115-113 lead and the win. Game 4 will be Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma City.

 

Diamond Holton

Diamond Holton

Diamond learned the essence of journalism attending PGCC and lastly Salisbury University...GO SEA GULLS! Her experience began in college writing for The Owl Newspaper at PGCC and The Flyer at Salisbury where she was able to cover Division III collegiate sports. She's even written for a local newspaper in the Delmarva region, The Salisbury Star. Diamond loves Serena Williams, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Wizards, and her beloved New England Patriots.

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