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Westbrook suffered a facial injury last week which forced him to undergo surgery, but it appears as though it has made little difference to his form after he had another monster game.
The OKC star scored a career-high 49 points along with 16 rebounds and 10 assists in another epic performance, as the Thunder had too much for the Philadelphia 76ers in overtime.
With Kevin Durant still sidelined, Oklahoma City have needed their explosive guard to step up, and he hasn’t disappointed so far as they continue to cling on to their playoff spot.
Westbrook also created history after becoming the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to have four consecutive triple-doubles.
Nevertheless, both the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns also won on Wednesday to keep the pressure on the Thunder for that eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Anthony Davis scored 39 points on his return to action from a shoulder injury as well as grabbing 13 boards against the Detroit Pistons, while Brandon Knight put up 28 points and seven assists in the Suns’ win over the Orlando Magic.
Elsewhere, the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up an impressive road win over the Toronto Raptors with LeBron James unsurprisingly leading the way for the visitors with 29 points and 14 assists.
The Golden State Warriors were also winners on Wednesday with a comfortable home victory over the Milwaukee Bucks with Draymond Green filling the stat sheet with 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Perhaps the most impressive win of the night goes to the Portland Trail Blazers who overcame the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center, with Nicolas Batum leading his team with 20 points, seven rebounds and eight assists as Chris Paul’s 36-point performance was in vain.
However, the game of the night goes to the Memphis Grizzlies against the Houston Rockets, particularly given the drama that unfolded at the end with Marc Gasol hitting a game-winning jumper with 0.1 seconds remaining.
New York Knicks 82-105 Indiana Pacers
Phoenix Suns 105-100 Orlando Magic
Utah Jazz 84-85 Boston Celtics
Charlotte Hornets 115-91 Brooklyn Nets
Cleveland Cavaliers 120-112 Toronto Raptors
Memphis Grizzlies 102-100 Houston Rockets
Denver Nuggets 100-85 Minnesota Timberwolves
Detroit Pistons 85-88 New Orleans Pelicans
Philadelphia 76ers 118-123 Oklahoma City Thunder
Los Angeles Lakers 94-100 Miami Heat
Sacramento Kings 85-112 San Antonio Spurs
Milwaukee Bucks 93-102 Golden State Warriors
Portland Trail Blazers 98-93 Los Angeles Clippers
Take another look at Westbrook’s nasty jam from different angles as he puts on yet another show: