Online Broadband Guide
Online Broadband Guide


Walker scores 29; Hornets overcome Westbrook's triple-double

Walker scores 29; Hornets overcome Westbrook's triple-double

A triple-double is the accumulation of a double-digit number total in three of the five basketball box-score categories in a game.

"The starters got off to a great start, which is important against a good team on the road and then the guys off the bench got the cushion there in the fourth quarter, Jeremy Lamb especially, so we got contributions from everybody". And, for as much as that's where his focus should be, it's fair to assume he'll also be gunning to tie Oscar Robertson's record.

Sunday's triple-double was Westbrook's sixth consecutive one.

Entering Sunday, the Hornets were one of only two teams (along with the Bulls) against whom Westbrook hadn't recorded a triple-double. That is unfortunate, as traded players tend to get amped up to play former squads.

The Charlotte Hornets have won six of their last eight games and they will be gunning for a third straight victory after taking down the Nuggets by 122-114 on Friday. He looked back again. While the Hornets seek to continue their current hot streak Westbrook has his own agenda. This win continues Charlotte's late push for the playoffs.

"No, it doesn't", Westbrook said of whether passing the milestone registers with him. Westbrook answered right back from the same location.

Arguably the most impressive endorsement comes from Michael Jordan's former teammate Scottie Pippen.

Westbrook registered his 40th triple-double of the season as he posted 40 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists.

He needs just 11 rebounds and 29 assists over Oklahoma City's final six games to get there. He also had 12 rebounds and eight assists. Charlotte, which entered the game averaging the fewest turnovers in the National Basketball Association (11.5 per game), had 18 on Sunday.

But Westbrook, singularly result focused throughout this historic season of his, would have been bitterly disappointed by a sub-par Thunder effort as they fell to a second straight defeat, and their fourth in the last seven. However they haven't had good luck against the Thunder, as the last time these two teams met was back on March 9 in OKC and the Spurs dropped a big one, losing by 10 points in a 102-92 letdown. "Starting with myself, we have to take better care of the ball".

Westbrook is off one of the best individual performances across the entire league as he recorded 57 points in a recent triple-double in addition to producing 13 rebounds and 11 assists in an overtime win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday.

follow

editors' picks

April 03, 2017
Sylvester Stallone 'leaves The Expendables film franchise'
However, it is important to mention that this is not the first time when Stallone and Lerner have had disagreements. In the franchise, Stallone stars as Barney Ross, the leader of a group of mercenaries.

April 03, 2017
Munster to face Saracens in Dublin for place in final
Once they got the ball rolling Saracens proceeded to destroy Glasgow, eventually romping to a 38-13 win at Barnet Copthall. Glasgow did well to make the knockouts for the first time in their history, but there's no mercy in the last eight.

April 02, 2017
Ex-US President Bill Clinton to join mourners at Martin McGuinness funeral
In 2007, he was appointed deputy first minister of Northern Ireland - effectively a joint prime minister role with the Rev. The former deputy first minister's wife Bernie bore him past the Free Derry Corner.

April 01, 2017
Dylann Roof expected to plead guilty in state murder trial
Roof's plea deal with the state to spend life in prison "just gives an insurance policy against that". The emotional federal trial included testimony from two women who survived Roof's rampage.

April 01, 2017
Xi-Trump meeting to set course of bilateral ties: China
In a tweet after the USA and China announced the summit, President Trump predicted a "very hard meeting". Trump is to host Xi at his resort in Florida, what some are dubbing his weekend "White House".

April 01, 2017
Keystone XL controversy lingers with legal challenge
It has never been a question of whether a pipeline will spill, but rather a question of when, and Keystone XL is no different. Trump's decision reversed former President Barack Obama's rejection of the project.

April 01, 2017
Parents outraged over 'Pee Wee Pumps' high heels for babies
A children's shoe company has been slammed by parents over its range of high heels for babies, reported the Daily Mail . However, the company has recently come under fire, after a United Kingdom based watch group posted about the product .

March 30, 2017
Occupy leaders told to report to police, arrests expected
Because the Chinese Communist Party puts its hands into Hong Kong and deprives Hong Kongers of the opportunity to seek freedom. Hundreds of protesters including leading pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong gathered near the harbourfront voting venue.

March 29, 2017
Oil Prices Seen Stuck Below $60 This Year as High Stocks Persist
Nationwide crude stockpiles rose 4.53 million barrels last week, the API said, according to people familiar with the data. Oil ministers from OPEC and some non-OPEC states meet on Sunday in Kuwait, where they are expected to discuss compliance.

March 29, 2017
Neymar Confident Messi Will Renew Barcelona Contract
Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague has had his say, and is adamant Neymar will be a Barcelona player in 2016/17. Brazil are back in action on the road to Russian Federation 2018, playing host to Paraguay in Sao Paulo on Tuesday.