NBA roundup: Westbrook's 25 triple-double leads OKC to win

Aminu twirled around, powerless to contest the long range shot he wasn't anticipating.

Anthony Morrow added 15 points with three 3-pointers.

The Trail Blazers Blazers are coming off a 108-104 loss to Dallas Friday night.

Westbrook finished with 38 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists for his 25 triple-double so far this season and 62 in his career. They are led by dynamic point guard Damian Lillard, who is averaging nearly 26 points and six assists a night. They connected on 16 3-pointers Monday at Phoenix and followed that with 14 3-pointers Wednesday night at Denver.

Westbrook, on a steal he had in the fourth quarter: "My closeout speed is not bad".

"If you don't play defense like we did for the whole game with what happened in the first half, you're gonna go into the locker room down 20, 25", Donovan said. "And Westbrook played great".

Orlando opened the third quarter with a 10-1 run. Then Russell Westbrook turned it into his personal exhibition.

Timberwolves: PG Kris Dunn did not play for the second straight game because of an injured right hand, but the Timberwolves said he was available to play if he was needed. "That's the bottom line". Less than a minute later, he made another three. On Sunday, the final minutes came down to effort and execution and the Blazers were lacking in both areas.

"They out aggressived us down the stretch", Lillard said. Center Marc Gasol and Mike Conley were scoring at will. In that situation, we gotta come harder.

"They've got a bright future ahead and I like their young talent", he said.

How does a team eight games under.500 and fighting for its playoff life get out hustled when it matters? Just a few stats to help defend why the Grizzlies should've won to all the Steven Adams-loving, Brodie bro's, out there. In advance of Saturday's home game against Detroit, Indiana had a five-game win streak while surging to sixth place in the Eastern Conference. "Regardless of how many misses, but we played hard all game". While he was out, Memphis took advantage.

Russell Westbrook was about to shoot his first of two fourth-quarter free throws. Better results on either of those possessions could flip the game. "Those things really are remarkable and they are incredible and I'm not undervaluing what he has done statistically but it's the constant awareness of what is going on in the game, it's surveying things, its recognizing what's going on".