Westbrook triple-double leads Thunder past Celtics 117-112

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) celebrates with forward Jerami Grant (9) after they defeated the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook had his 14th triple-double of the season and his third straight 40-point game, scoring 45 points with 11 assists and 11 rebounds on Friday night to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-112 victory over the Boston Celtics.

Westbrook missed his first five shots but scored the last seven points of the first half as the Thunder turned a three-point deficit into a four-point lead. He scored 18 in the fourth quarter, including eight straight during a 10-0 run that flipped a 104-100 deficit into a six-point lead.

Rookie Domantas Sabonis topped his career high by halftime and finished with 20 points for Oklahoma City, which had lost three of its previous five games. Enes Kanter had 20 points off the bench.

Isaiah Thomas had 34 points and 10 assists and Al Horford scored 23 points for Boston, which had won a season-high four straight games.


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