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Westbrook’s 7th Triple Double Carries OKC Past Toronto (108-104)
Russell Westbrook has been ripping up the NBA as of late and making a valid push for MVP. Westbrook came off a game against the Bulls where his triple double streak came to an end in a lose. Russell didn’t let the Bulls ruin his triple double plans for the whole season as he came into the game against the Raptors on a mission. The Thunder were able to get Enes Kanter in the mix early even with the return of Steven Adams and finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds. With Kanter playing like this he brings that low post offense that everyone has felt that the Thunder were lacking to get to the promise land.
Kanter and DJ Augustin have been a blessing in disguise for the Thunder since the trade. They both know their roles and have been able to fit right in with the team like they played all season. Russell Westbrook was able to be the leader as he has since KD has been down with the injury. Westbrook had his 7th triple double of the season with 30 points, 17 assists, and 11 rebounds to will the Thunder to victory.
This victory didn’t come easy as the DeMar DeRozan and Terrence Ross combined for 44 points and were hitting shots that were well contested. The Raptors are 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and will be a force to be reckoned with. The Raptors just have to get Ross and the other role players to buy into coach Casey’s system.
The Thunder were able to escape and Russell Westbrook has shown the MVP strides and has elevated his teammates game as he is improving his day by day. Multiple players have already stated that Russell Westbrook is their MVP and also have expressed the great leadership that KD has shown during his injury on and off the court.