The Sixers threw everything they had and more at the Thunder last night but it still wasn’t enough as Russell Westbrook triumphs not only over Philly, but over the entire NBA as he becomes the first player since Jordan in 1989 to record four straight triple doubles.
The Thunder’s All-Star point guard had just gotten his own rebound, scored on the counter and then by some miracle came up with a steal at midcourt in a span of six seconds..SIX SECONDS.
It was just one highlight from a reel of many after another awe inspiring performance from Westbrook, as the Thunder beat the Sixers a 123-118 in overtime at Chesapeake Energy Arena
Fans can stand proud though, taking a team that strong to overtime given the situation is very impressive. Richardson did all he could, scoring 29 points, while new teammate Isaiah Canaan hit a career-high 31 points by hitting 8 of 13 three-pointers to tie the Sixers record for most made threes in a game. If people are still doubting the talent of the CannanBall, Michael Carter-Williams is yet to go a game in the NBA making 5 three’s. Canaan is now currently 5-5.
In fact, during numerous points in the game it was the Sixers in total control! After racing out to a 15-point lead in the first quarter, the team also held a 16-point advantage in the third. But it was one of those nights. One of those nights where not a single player, a single team could stop Russell Westbrook.
If the Sixers play like they did last night against the Jazz on Saturday, there’s no doubt in my mind that they can snatch a win.