BY DARNELL MAYBERRY, Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org •
Modified: February 22, 2010 at 8:47 am •
Published: February 22, 2010
/articleid/3441351/1/pictures/861176"> Thunder center Nenad Krstic, left, fouls Minnesota’s Kevin Love during Oklahoma City’s 109-107 victory on Sunday night in Minneapolis. AP PHOTO
And while he wasn’t credited for an assist, Westbrook’s drive and dish set up Green’s dunk that capped the spurt.
Westbrook had 22 points and 10 rebounds to complement his assists total, marking his second career triple-double.
"Russell was about as good as you can expect from a point guard,” Brooks said. "It was as good as he played all year. He’s playing good basketball. He has a great feel right now. We just have to continue to improve his game, and he has improved.”
Green was just as impressive, recording 17 points with 14 rebounds for his second straight double-double and ninth this season.
"I thought Jeff Green was huge tonight, the way he defended and rebounded and made key shots when we needed,” Brooks said. "That’s what we’ve been doing all year, different guys just chipping in and helping us win games.
"This stretch is based on us competing. We have a spirit that we’re just going to compete every night against whoever we play.”
At 33-21, the Thunder is 10 games above last year’s win total, continuing its run as the NBA’s biggest surprise.
"We’re in a good position right now, but things could go south quick,” Green said. "So we got to keep grinding, we got to keep staying focused and keep working hard to continue the roll that we’re on.”
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