Hot Spurs make impressive recovery against Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook goes up for a shot as San Antonio Spurs centre Pau Gasol defends.

Entering Sunday, the Hornets were one of only two teams (along with the Bulls) against whom Westbrook hadn't recorded a triple-double.

In Pippen's rookie season (1987-88), MJ averaged a cool 35 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game on 53.5 percent shooting, converting his attempts at a rate over 10 percent better than Westbrook is this season, while also shooting at a higher volume. It was Westbrook's 40th triple-double of the season, putting him one behind Oscar Robertson's National Basketball Association record of 41, set during the 1961-62 season. Therefore, he is a virtual lock to average a season-long triple-double since the Thunder have just six games left in the regular season.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker (12) drives for the basket around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) during the fourth quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 31 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists. "I've just got to try to make the right play".

"As a team, we all do our part", Westbrook said.

Coming on the heels of Friday night's game in which OKC blew a 21-point lead against San Antonio, Sunday's game was disturbing. Add in another close out against the East-leading Celtics, and it stacks up among the Bucks' very best weeks of the year.

While this didn't stop Westbrook from putting up his 39th triple-double of the season, it did force him into choosing between him making a play or trusting his teammates to make them. "I think if we play this way, we'll definitely be hard to beat". He made the shot to bring the Thunder within 11. Whatever the team has needed — a big shot, a scoring flurry, a key pass, a defensive play — he has delivered. "That's what I really think", Robertson said.

UNC Tar Heels Top Butler in the Sweet 16, 92-80
Greg Gard is in his second year as head coach of the Badgers, and he's made it to the Sweet 16 for the second time. Kentucky actually beat the Tar Heels in this stat in Las Vegas 39-35 and will need a similar effort.

The Charlotte Hornets have picked a good time to get hot.

Oscar Robertson, the man owning the record for most triple-doubles in an National Basketball Association season, has been vocal with his support of Russell Westbrook, who has a chance to break his record in the next few games.

Russell's triple-double binge has put him at the forefront of the Most Valuable Player discussion.

Andre Iguodala's left-handed drive and layup tied it with 7:07 remaining and he finished with 14 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Nikola Jokic finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Nuggets, and Goran Dragic scored 22 points for Miami.

Charlotte has five games left and carries a 36-41 record into Tuesday night's game at Washington.

Despite losing their last game to the Dallas Mavericks the Bucks are still fifth in their conference thanks to a 7-3 run, which now sees them boast a record of 40-37.

"I think it's Westbrook". They slowly cut into the Thunder lead, until with 4:28 left, the crafty Argentine somehow executed a flawless pass to a wide-open Patty Mills at the three point line while falling down.


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