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Washington 129, Oklahoma City 109
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, April 23, 2021
Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Officials: #70 Phenizee Ransom, #4 Sean Wright, #50 Gediminas Petraitis
Attendance: N/A

Russell Westbrook had 37 points and yet another triple-double as the Washington Wizards extended their winning streak to seven with a 129-109 road win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night.

The Thunder's losing streak stretched to 13.

Westbrook, playing just his second game in Oklahoma City since being traded away from the Thunder before last season, added 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

It was Westbrook's 174th career triple-double, moving him within seven of tying Oscar Robertson's NBA record.

The game was tight throughout the first half but the Wizards reeled off a 15-1 run early in the third quarter to take a 14-point lead.

After shooting 53.3 percent in the first half, the Thunder were just 1-for-7 to start the second half.

Though Oklahoma City pulled within six later in the quarter, they never got closer. Washington was on top by at least eight through the entire fourth quarter.

Westbrook and Bradley Beal, as they have all season, led the way for the Wizards.

Beal scored 11 of his 33 points in the third period while Westbrook had eight points, three rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in the third.

Beal and Westbrook combined for 11 of points for the Wizards during the run that helped them take control.

Beal shot 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Westbrook finished 14 of 23 from the floor and 3 of 4 from behind the arc. The Wizards wound up one off their season-high with 18 3-pointers (on 32 attempts).

After the Thunder scored 36 points in the paint in the first half, Washington locked down near the rim in the second half, allowing just 12 inside points after the break.

The Wizards (26-33) have their third seven-game winning streak since the 2001-02 season and their first since the 2016-17 season. The last time they had a longer streak was in December 2001, a nine-game run.

Washington remained in 10th place in the Western Conference.

Darius Bazley and Theo Maledon scored 20 points apiece for the Thunder (20-40). Luguentz Dort, returning after missing the last two games with a hip injury, and Isaiah Roby had 18 points each.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Washington   Oklahoma City
Russell Westbrook 37 Scoring Darius Bazley 20
Russell Westbrook 11 Assists Theo Maledon 8
Russell Westbrook 11 Rebounds Luguentz Dort 8
Russell Westbrook 6 Free Throws Made Luguentz Dort 7
Raul Neto 2 Steals Darius Bazley 5
Bradley Beal 2 Blocks Aleksej Pokusevski 2
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 129 51.6 18-32 15-16 25 50 7 7 20
Oklahoma City 109 41.9 10-33 21-25 18 40 7 12 17
Upcoming Games
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Thunder have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .350 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Wizards have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .364 after a loss.