Thunder ends Raptors run on Westbrook triple double
Los Angeles (AFP)
Russell Westbrook unleashed his fifth consecutive triple double with 37 points, 13 rebounds and 14 assists Sunday as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Toronto 132-125, snaping the Raptors' 11-game NBA win streak.
Westbrook's heroics denied the Raptors the longest win streak in club history, dropping the team that enjoyed the NBA's best home-court record to 29-6 in Canada's friendly confines.
New Zealand center Steven Adams added 25 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder while Paul George scored 22 points and Carmelo Anthony netted 15.
Westbrook connected on 15-of-22 shots from the floor, including his lone 3-point try, and was 6-of-8 from the free throw line with two steals as well.
Toronto remained atop the Eastern Conference with a 52-18 record, still 4 1/2 games ahead of the Boston Celtics but one game behind Golden State for the second-best overall mark in the NBA.
Oklahoma City improved to 43-29, 1 1/2 games behind Portland for third place in the Western Conference.
DeMar DeRozan led Toronto with 24 points while Kyle Lowry added 22 points and 10 assists.
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