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Thunder’s Russell Westbrook breaks Marco Belinelli’s ankle with vicious crossover

14 January 2019

Dennis Schroder scored all of his 19 points in the second half to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs 122-112 today.

The Spurs jumped out to an early eight-point advantage after the first term, but a big third quarter from the Thunder saw them steal the momentum.

The Spurs' 154 points were the most they scored since putting 161 past the Denver Nuggets in 1990, while Oklahoma's 147 was just short of the 148 they scored in January previous year against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Thunder had seven players score in double figures.

LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs during the second half of the National Basketball Association game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on November 14, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Two nights after going 16 of 19 from behind the 3-point line, San Antonio struggled from behind the arc in the return game of the home-and-home.

Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists for Oklahoma City, which bounced back from a 154-147 loss in double-overtime loss to the Spurs on Friday. After his 56-point outburst, LaMarcus Aldridge was held in check by the Thunder defense, registering only 17 points and nine rebounds.

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Second Half. The Thunder entered the halftime break trailing 60-51, but shot 53 percent in the second half to come away with the victory.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Thunder. Adams limped off the court with an ankle injury with 5 1/2 minutes remaining and didn't return for the close of regulation but did play in both overtime periods.

On the bench with four fouls, Westbrook was charged up after Schroder put his head down, drove and scored a finger roll just before the third-quarter buzzer.

DeRozan finished with 16 points and 11 assists, but shot 7 for 22 from the field.

Safe Keeping. The Thunder were very safe with the ball, committing just seven turnovers all night.

#1 LaMarcus Aldridge puts up a career-night and carries the Spurs through LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging nearly 20 ppg this season.

Thunder’s Russell Westbrook breaks Marco Belinelli’s ankle with vicious crossover