OKC(34-25) Vs LAL(19-41)
|Russell Westbrook scored 28th Triple-Double as OKC got a win over LAL.|
Russell Westbrook scored 28th triple-double of a season.The Oklahoma City Thunder completed a trade Thursday that sends Cameron Payne, Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow to the Chicago Bulls for Doug McDermott, Taj Gibson and an unprotected 2018 second-round pick.
Both players are fit in OKC's team , Taj Gibson scored 12 points and McDermott scored 8points in their first game as OKC player.
Alex Abrines and Andre Roberson each set a career high with 19 points, and Steven Adams added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Thunder. Westbrook didn't make a field goal until 3:15 remained in the first half, but he went 8 for 9 from the free throw line before the break. He had 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in the first half to help the Thunder take a 58-51 lead.Westbrook clinched his triple-double in the first few minutes of the third quarter. Abrines hit three 3-pointers in the opening minutes of the period to give the Thunder a 73-58 lead.
OKC will Face New Orleans Pelicans while Lakers Host San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.
McDermott, 25, was drafted 11th overall in 2014 and is averaging 10.2 points in 44 games this season. He's shooting 37 percent from 3 and will fill a significant area of need for the Thunder as a perimeter shooter and scorer.
Gibson, 31, is averaging 11.6 points and 7.0 rebounds in 27.3 minutes per game this season. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
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