Beal shows out
Washington’s Bradley Beal came to play Thursday night against the Thunder as he fell just three assists shy of a triple double. Beal had 41 points and 12 rebounds on 15-of-26 shooting. Beal poured in 18 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough, as the Wizards could not overcome Russell Westbrook’s big night in Oklahoma City.
Westbrook shows why he’s Thunder’s only All-Star
On a night when Paul George and Carmelo Anthony went a combined 10-of-30 from the field, Westbrook stepped up. Westbrook shot 19-of-29 and tallied 46 points, six rebounds and six assists.
Thunder defense paves the way
The Thunder defense constantly put pressure on the Wizards. OKC had 23 total steals that haunted Washington. These turnovers turned into 15 points for the Thunder and made a big difference in the outcome of the game this Thursday. The Thunder will try to carry its defense to Detroit as it plays the Pistons on Saturday.