The Westbrook triple-double streak ended at eight consecutive games, and he’s still tied with Oscar Robertson for the single-season triple-double record of 41. But the season of clutch performance continued despite the Thunder (Westbrook included) doing its worst from the free throw line to keep their Western Conference rivals alive in a back-and-forth fourth quarter.
Westbrook finished with 45 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. His eighth and final 3-point make of the game, from the right wing with 14 seconds left, put the Thunder ahead 101-97.
Source: Erik Horne of The Oklahoman
Sources: Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge Agree on Extension
San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a contract extension, league sources tell ESPN. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year.
Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge has reached agreement on a three-year, $72.3M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 16, 2017
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
LeBron James Still Uncertain for Season Opener
LeBron James tested his injured left ankle during a portion of practice Sunday, but it’s still not known if he’ll play in Cleveland’s season opener.
James has been slowed since spraining his ankle in practice on Sept. 27. The three-time NBA champion sat out the Cavaliers’ first three exhibition games before making his debut last week against Chicago. He played 30 minutes but may have aggravated his ankle while making a spin move in the loss.
Source: USA Today Sports
Rodney Hood, Jazz Don’t Come to Agreement on Extension
Rodney Hood and the Utah Jazz will not come to an agreement on a contract extension, barring a last minute change, sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune, clearing the way for Hood to become a restricted free agent next summer.