Russell Westbrook recorded his first triple-double of the season in a 123-95 blow out of the Warriors on Wednesday night. Thunder rookie Hamidou Diallo was also carted off with an apparent leg injury.
Westbrook didn’t start off well in his second game back since missing five with a sprained left ankle, shooting 1-for-6, but hit his stride later and finished with 11 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds; his first triple-double of the season.
Paul George poured in 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists and Steven Adams contributed a further 20 points and 11 rebounds as a rampant Thunder sent the Warriors to their first four-game loss in nearly six years.
Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson scored 27 points apiece with Durant grabbing a season-best 14 rebounds for the Warriors, who were again playing without All-Star starters Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, as well as key reserve Alfonzo McKinnie.
The two-time defending NBA champions trailed 60-46 at half-time with just 11 assists to 10 turnovers but opened the third with a 13-2 run to get within 62-59.
The Thunder also lost Terrance Ferguson to injury during their win. He went down at the 5:41 mark of the first quarter with a sprained left ankle and didn’t return to the game.
Diallo’s left leg was stabilized as he was carted off and greeted with applause from the Oracle Arena crowd.