Westbrook reaches 100 career triple doubles
Russell Westbrook had another incredible game against the Hawks on Tuesday in Philips Arena. He ended with 32 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his 100th career triple double. With this achievement, Westbrook has more triple doubles than 23 active NBA franchises.
George leaves game with injury
Paul George left the game in the third quarter with a groin injury in Tuesday’s game. The injury occurred when George landed on his hip after he took a fall. With crucial games ahead, George said he plans on returning for the Thunder’s next matchups, according to ESPN.
Absence of Adams hurts Thunder
With the absence of Steven Adams in this game because of a hip contusion, the Thunder relied on George for paint production. Once George was out in the third quarter, they struggled in the paint. The Hawks took advantage of that as they tied the game at 103. The Thunder held on as they received help with 3-pointers from Jerami Grant and great plays from Russell Westbrook.