Westbrook scored 17 points, had a career-high 17 assists and matched a career best with 15 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City win, 127-115, at home on Friday night. It was his first triple-double of the season and ninth of his career.
Westbrook, who has become increasingly short with the media, delivered mostly one-line answers about his effort, focusing on the team's good execution.
"I don't want to downplay his performance, but Russ can do that whenever," Durant said. "He doesn't really get too excited over great games because he has so many of them. It was a tremendous game, I think, as far as controlling it, playing defense, rebounding."
"I thought Russell was all over the floor," Brooks said. "I thought there was two of him out there, the way he was rebounding and moving our offense forward."
The loss ended an eight-game winning streak for the Warriors, who were playing without center
"They're great in this building," Golden State Coach Steve Kerr said. "They have one of the best home records the last five years here. It's always tough to play here. I'm not disappointed with our effort tonight, but our focus just wasn't what it was these last eight games when we were winning."
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GAME OF THE WEEK
Chicago at Cleveland
When: Monday, 4:30 PST. TV:
It will be just the second meeting this season between the teams that haven't really lived up to the hype of being the ones to beat in the Eastern Conference. Both teams' stars, Chicago's