Russell Westbrook picked up the 100th triple-double of his career and the Oklahoma City Thunder used a 16-0 run late in the fourth quarter to pull away from the Atlanta Hawks for a 119-107 victory Tuesday night.
Prince led the Hawks with 25 points.
Thunder: Paul George went down hard on a foul in the third quarter, landing on his hip, and didn’t play at all in the final period. He finished with 12 points. … Center Steven Adams sat out the game with a left hip contusion. Dakari Johnson started in his place but played only seven minutes, scoring three points with two rebounds.
Hawks: Coach Mike Budenholzer received a technical foul for complaining about a no-call late in the first quarter. He took several steps onto the court, continuing to gripe, until referee Nick Buchert finally cut him off: Mike, you’ve made your point. … The Hawks outrebounded the Thunder 47-28. … Damion Lee had 13 points in his NBA debut after signing a 10-day contract earlier in the day.
The Lakers’ entire season has been designed to prove their young core of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and probably Randle could fit splendidly around James, Paul George or DeMarcus Cousins — or failing that, the top free agents in the class of 2019.
The Lakers’ exciting performance against Cleveland underlined that notion, for whatever it’s worth in James’ mind.
We’re just connecting at both ends, and we’re able to really establish the way that we want to play, Randle said. It’s been great.
And Los Angeles didn’t even show off the full scope of its young talent: Ball Cheap Atlanta Braves Jerseys struggled with his shot on the way to seven assists and five points, while Cheap Barcelona Jerseys top scorer Ingram missed his fifth straight game with a groin strain and rookie Josh Hart remained out with a broken hand.