Russell Westbrook narrowly missed out on a triple-double as the Oklahoma City Thunder headed into the NBA All-Star break with a 121-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
Westbrook had an excellent game with 23 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds for the Thunder, while he teammates Kevin Durant and Serge Ibaka, scored 23 and 18 points respectively, to help them make it 14 wins from their last 16 games.
Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday each scored 23 points for the Pelicans, but this wasn't enough to stop Oklahoma from earning the win in front of the 18,203 in attendance.
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Khris Middleton helped to guide the Milwaukee Bucks to a 99-92 win over the Washington Wizards at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The 24-year-old scored 27 points, nine assists, and six rebounds on the night, but scored 14 of those points in the final quarter of the game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo added 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks, with Bradley Beal weighing in with a top score of 19 points for the Wizards. John Wall had 15 points and 10 assists.
With 1:15 left on the clock, Washington got within three points of Milwaukee when Wall completed a long three-pointer shot from the wing. Unfortunately, by a minute later, that gap was increased to seven thanks to Middleton and Greg Monroe.
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