Russell Westbrook scores 20 points in loss (Mar 9 12:00 ET )
Russell Westbrook scored 20 points with seven boards, eight assists, three steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes vs. the Lakers on Sunday.
Russell Westbrook hit 13-of-22 shots and four 3-pointers for a season-high 36 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and four steals in Thursday's tough loss to the Suns.
The Scoop:Westbrook just missed another triple-double (he had one Tuesday) and was a beast all night. He might have been on some benches in weekly leagues, as the Thunder play just three times this week, while Jordan Farmar and the Lakers go five times. And if you were in that boat, we feel for you. Westbrook is setting up for a big finish and owners who rode through the storm with him all season could be ready to cash in when it counts.
PHOENIX -- Guard Gerald Green scored a career-high 41 points and guard Goran Dragic had seven of his 22 points in the final 2 1/2 minutes to help the Phoenix Suns beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 128-122 at U.S. Airways Center on Thursday. Guard Russell Westbrook had 36 points, nine assists and nine rebounds and forward Kevin Durant scored 34 points for the Thunder, which had an 11-game winning streak against the Suns snapped. Durant has scored at least 25 points in 27 straight games, tying Allen Iverson for the second-longest streak in the NBA in the last 25 years. Oklahoma City (46-16) had a three-game winning streak halted and dropped one-half game behind Indiana for the best record in the league.
On Tuesday night in Oklahoma City, the Sixers got a first-hand look at the Kevin Durant-Russell Westbrook show. Durant lit the Sixers up for 42 points in just three quarters, while Westbrook notched a triple-double in 21 minutes of the 125-92 blowout. Serge Ibaka is one of them and his story is worthy for Sixers big man Jarvis Varnado, who is in the midst of a 10-day contract. Ibaka, born in the Republic of the Congo, was selected 24th overall in the 2008 draft by the Seattle SuperSonics, soon to become the OKC Thunder.