Russell Westbrook's Triple-Double Powers Thunder Past Sixers in Triple Overtime

Maurice Moton@@MoeMotonFeatured ColumnistDecember 16, 2017

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook logged 52 minutes and finished with a triple-double in triple overtime en route to a 119-117 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on Friday.

Despite Westbrook's heavy minutes, he pushed the tempo in the third overtime period on fast breaks, which is a testament to his top-notch conditioning. His 27 points led the team in scoring, and he added 18 rebounds and 15 assists to his stellar performance.

There was some competitive banter between Sixers center Joel Embiid, who jawed at forward Carmelo Anthony during the game, and Westbrook after the final whistle:

Embiid battled through a sore back but delivered a game-high 34 points, eight rebounds and six assists in an impressive showing.

Even Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James took to Twitter to comment on the back-and-forth battle:

The Thunder (14-14) have won the first two games on their three-game road trip, which ends against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

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