Westbrook one shy of 100 triple-doubles

Wednesday, 14 Mar, 2018

Oklahoma City Thunder big man Steven Adams was forced to exit Tuesday's game against Sacramento with a hip contusion.

After the Thunder's 106-101 victory over the Sacremento Kings, Adams addressed the media as only he can.

The news comes 24 hours after the 25-year-old injured his ankle against the San Antonio Spurs - an injury that had him in doubt for the clash with the Kings.

Giannis Antetokounmpo added 20 points, six rebounds and four assists despite playing just 27 minutes because of foul trouble.

Corey Brewer contributed 16 points for the Thunder, who shot 45.2 per cent from the field and were 16-of-36 from three-point range.

The Thunder had led 19-16 after one and 46-40 at halftime, before falling behind to a 39-point third quarter from the Kings.

Westbrook, now fourth on the list with 99 career triple-doubles, has gotten the gross majority of his over the past two seasons.

Of the Thunder's final 13 games of the regular season, 11 will be against playoff teams or teams contending for the playoffs.