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Westbrook goes off for 51 in triple double

OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 51 and had a triple double in the Thunder's 113-110 overtime victory over the Suns on Friday night.

It was the first 50-point triple double since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar accomplished the feat in 1975 for the Lakers. Westbrook finished with 13 rebounds and 10 assists and took a career-high 44 shots.

He made a layup to put the Thunder up one with 7.6 seconds left. Phoenix's Devin Booker missed a layup and Westbrook was fouled, scoring his 50th and 51st points at the free-throw line with 3.5 seconds left.

Westbrook was 17-of-44 from the field, 2-of-10 from 3-point range and made 15 of 20 free throws. He has 38 career triple doubles. He scored 39 in the second half and overtime.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Andre Drummond had 12 points and 20 rebounds, helping Detroit rout Orlando 108-82 in what might have been the final home opener for the Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Owner Tom Gores confirmed the team is close on a deal to move downtown next season. … Kyrie Irving had 26 points, including the winning 3 with 44 seconds left, as the Cavs held off the host Raptors 94-91.

Around the league: Guard Dwyane Wade was fined $25,000 for a throat-slashing gesture after he hit a late 3 Thursday in his victorious debut for the Bulls.

Westbrook goes off for 51 in triple double 10/28/16 [Last modified: Friday, October 28, 2016 11:51pm]
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