Westbrook leads Thunder to victory over Leonard-less Spurs: 3 takeaways

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Historic season, historic night: Russell Westbrook has all but solidified his MVP candidacy in the eyes of most, and continued his pace to have one of the more remarkable seasons in National Basketball Association history.

Perhaps his performance in Thursday night's convincing 102-92 win over the San Antonio Spurs will reignite talk of his superiority.

Westbrook notched 23 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists to account for his 31st triple-double of the season.

Westbrook is now 10 triple-doubles from matching the record set by Oscar Robertson (41) during the 1961-62 season.

Although Leonard went down in the third, Oklahoma City never sputtered much of this game at any point.

Austin Rivers scored 20 points, Chris Paul added 19 and Blake Griffin posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead Los Angeles over Memphis 114-89.

Over the past week, the Thunder have lost four straight games. Here we provided the San Antonio Spurs official twitter page to check the Live score of this match and also the game updates.

Westbrook has been on a scoring tear, peaking with a career-high 58 points in a home defeat to the Portland Trail Blazers earlier this week, but it had not been transferring into victories.

IMPORTANT NOTE:Golden State's Kevin Durant and Toronto's Kyle Lowry have been removed from the list due to long-term injury issues that could keep them out of action for the remainder of the regular season.

SAN ANTONIO - In the process of running down 50 victories for the 18th consecutive season, the Spurs first needed to fight through a 28-point deficit Wednesday to best the Sacramento Kings. They'd left starting point guard Tony Parker out of the active roster, as well as sixth man Manu Ginobili.

The rest of the Thunder roster got involved as the half went on. The Spurs sit second, on pace for 65 wins, and the Rockets third, on pace for 55. Darren Collision had 17 points and five assists for Sacramento in the loss. Even without forwards Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge, who were both sitting for resting purposes, San Antonio was able to make a roaring comeback after having gone down 37-15 at the end of the first quarter.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs demonstrated they are perfectly capable of rallying in the final quarter to win without Kawhi Leonard. They face the Utah Jazz in their next game Saturday afternoon.

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